The Adirondack Scenic Railroad

After checking my bike and gear into the transition area at Ironman Lake Placid, we had some time to kill. So, we took advantage of a neat resource and boarded the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. The non-profit railroad is run by volunteers. We took the train from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake. We spent 45 minutes at a playground, then made the return trip. Our son really enjoyed the experience. We enjoyed the hospitality and history.

Tickets please!

The open air car allows you to take in the beautiful Adirondack surroundings. The engine was built by the Electro-Motive division of General Motors in 1959. It was a 750 horsepower diesel beast. We watched it hook up to the cars a couple of times. Industrial history is fabulous. We were told that the engine and some of the cars are used in the winter at the Polar Express in Utica. The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is open until Halloween, which apparently is a big event.

Open air car.

The engine.

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