The Adirondack Scenic Railroad (reporting mark ADIX) is a tourist railway located in the Adirondack Park that operates on the tracks of the former New York Central RR Adirondack Division between Utica and Lake Placid. The Adirondack Scenic is operated by the Adirondack Railroad Preservation Society, a not-for profit entity, with train crews largely made up of volunteers.
Between Utica and Remsen, the Adirondack Scenic operates on the tracks of the Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern RR, part of the Genesee Valley Transportation Company. Between Remsen and Lake Placid, the tracks and right-of way are owned by the State of New York and is designated as a multi-use corridor. The multi-use corridor is designated for rail traffic during the spring, summer and fall seasons and as a snowmobile trail during the winter months.
During the operating season, passenger trains operate from Utica to Thendara and six miles further north to site of the former Carter Station, and from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid. Historic stations have been restored in Holland Patent, Remsen, Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid. The track between Carter Station and Saranac Lake remains in place, but is out of service except for equipment movements. The line is not used for freight traffic.
The long range goal of the Adirondack Preservation Society is to restore passenger train operations to the entire Remsen to Lake Placid corridor. While this vision is supported by some communities along the line (most notably Tupper Lake and the Next Stop Tupper Lake organization), others are calling for the removal of the tracks to allow creation of a bicycle/hiking trail along the rail corridor..