Old Rail Oil Tankers Getting A One Way Trip Out Of The Adirondacks

A make shift parking lot  -- railroad tracks where old rail tankers were stored in Minerva --  will soon be empty as those cars take a trip out of New York State, the Post Star reports.

"Union Tank Car Co. on Tuesday said it has ordered removal of about 65 empty, cleaned tanker cars from storage in the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Removal of the cars is expected to be completed by mid-January 2018.

“As we have previously explained, all railcar owners store idle railcars from time to time until they can be returned to active service,” said William Constantino, general manager-leasing for Union Tank Car in a news release. “We select the storage provider, but not the precise storage location. We regret the railroad’s decision to place some of our railcars in the Adirondack Park, which raised public concern about their effect on the park’s beauty and environment.”

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