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Polito Joins Local Officials to Celebrate Adams Rail Line Extension

It was a unique concept in 2011 when state and local officials posed the question: is it possible to connect the downtowns of North Adams and Adams though both a scenic rail service and a bike trail. Seven years later the answer is yes. It most certainly is possible.

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Adams Gets Update on Current And Future Projects

Cesan said she hopes the building makes the glen more visitor-friendly and added that locals may know about all of the great trails and sites at the glen but tourists may not.

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Adams Has Permission to Demolish Commercial Street Building

Town Counsel Edmund St. John III told the Selectmen in his report Wednesday that he was recently in housing court and he anticipates receiving an order from the judge to proceed in demolishing the dangerous dilapidated building.

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Adams Looking Toward Scenic Rail Boarding Platform

The bids opened on Thursday are to construct a boarding platform at the Hoosac Station at 4 Hoosac St. that would allow passengers to board the Berkshire Scenic Railway that extends to North Adams.

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Hoosac Valley Pupils Take First Passenger Train Ride From Adams

The special rides for pupils from Hoosac Valley Elementary School was in part a thank you for their support in getting the scenic rail line 6/10ths of a mile closer to their Commercial Street school and a chance to instill some safety lessons about trains.

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Berkshire Scenic Line Completed For This Weekend

The final 6/10ths of a mile of track between Renfrew and Hoosac streets laid down by the state will allow the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum trains to run all the way to the renovated Adams Station on Hoosac Street starting this weekend.

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Adams Hopes Scenic Railway Finished This Fall

The final 6/10th of mile of track for the Berkshire Scenic Railway should be laid in time for fall. The railway, which travels between Adams and North Adams, was cut short at Renfrew Street because of the condition of the long unused tracks. Last fall, the state kicked in $2.6 million in MassWorks funding to complete the last 6/10th of a mile of track, which it owns.

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Adams Conservation Commission OKs Rail Changes

The Conservation Commission had only a few words for the consultants appearing on behalf of the rail extension to Hoosac Street: Get it moving.

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Berkshire Scenic Releases Strong Ridership Numbers For Inaugural Year

In the first year the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum gave rides to 9,600 passengers on the Hoosac Valley Service. The 8-mile ride from North Adams to Renfrew and back kicked off in October of 2015 with a few pilot rides. It returned for a few more in December and then went full speed ahead in April of 2016. The 9,600 passengers who took the trip is more than the first year the organization ran scenic rides in Lenox, according to President Jay Green.

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