- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A short line railroad is backing off plans to store contaminated oil tanker cars on tracks near the Adirondack High Peaks, citing a lack of customers.

Ed Ellis, president of Iowa Pacific Holdings, tells the Glens Falls Post-Star (https://bit.ly/1j9bNtj ) that his company hasn’t received any proposals from tank car owners to store cars on the line. Instead, Ellis said some open-topped hopper cars used to transport stone may be stored on the little-used tracks.

Ellis had proposed the tanker storage plan in July as a way to support the money-losing Saratoga & North Creek Railway tourist train.

Environmental groups had asked the Cuomo administration to stop the plan.

Ellis also said the railroad is close to an agreement to move stone from former mines in Tahawus, near Newcomb.



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