According to a report by the Rome Sentinel, the Adirondack Preservation Society, operator of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, received a $99,000 grant for a new repair facility from the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. These funds join an earlier award from the New York State Department of Transportation in the amount of $791,000.
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad lost its repair facility in Griffiss business park in 2013. Repairs are currently being made to the fleet outside in the Utica rail yard. The tourist railroad carries more than 74,000 passengers a year. The addition of a repair facility is seen as vital to increasing the number of passengers the railroad can accommodate.