FALSE HOPES DASHED?

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A GOOGLE IMAGE OF A SARATOGA AND NORTH CREEK EXCURSION TRAIN. NORTHBOUND, NEAR NORTH CREEK YARD.

With taxes and revenue owed,

Operators shut down this railroad…

Blocked storing railcars

Generated no dollars,

Excursions don’t bring in enough gold!

Storing tank cars and hoppers

On idle track drove locals bonkers…

Blocking access

To wilderness,

Little freight traffic to conquer!

Locals, counties and state,

Embroiled in debate…

Some at fast clip

Would up the track rip,

A bicycle path promulgate!

The paper mill at the south end,

Could be repurposed then…

Bimodal transfer’s

Popularity spurs

Would be one answer to them!

Negotiations ongoing

Define how this “river” is flowing…

Who will win

Will the rails stay in,

Or the roadbed have weeds and trees growing?

Jonathan Caswell

The rail line from Saratoga, NYS north to Tahawus, NHY,—a former Delaware and Hudson branchline–has been shut down by the present operators for lack of business–and being denied the storage of railcars, which is the one frevenue producer available, bugt is objected to by those who consider the practice an eyesore, in the midst of otherwise prisrine wilderness!

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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