Rails To Trails Conservancy
Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity
shop   |   eNews   |   find a trail
Share this page:

Browse by Tags

Related Tags
  • Missouri Rail-Trail Just Got One Giant Step Closer to Reality

    We are pleased to share some wonderful news concerning our campaign to preserve the 145-mile Rock Island Line in Missouri for future conversion to a rail-trail. The Missouri Central Railroad Company yesterday announced its intention to undertake the necessary steps to have the corridor “railbanked,” and to work with the State of Missouri to have it preserved for trail development. This moment represents one of the great victories of the rail-trail movement over the past decade, and is...
  • Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Knox County, Tenn.

    RECEIVE RAILROAD ABANDONMENT NOTICES FOR YOUR STATE VIA E-MAIL On or about Sept. 16, 2014, CSX Transportation, Inc. filed for the abandonment of 1.18 miles of track within Knoxville in Knox County, Tenn. We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians and other appropriate uses. NEXT STEPS: If this corridor is suitable for trail use, we strongly urge local trail advocates, or...
  • Awaiting a Decision in Missouri, We Ponder the Great Possibilities

    Rail-trail supporters in Missouri and across America have been holding their breath these past few weeks as they await a decision that could have lasting ramifications for the state. What will be Ameren's decision on the fate of the 145-mile Rock Island Line corridor? Will it be sold into private ownership or preserved in public ownership for development of a rail-trail? We expect an announcement any day. Here at RTC, too, everyone has their fingers crossed. All our staff members feel the weight...
  • Opportunity Knocks in Missouri: RTC Steps In to Save 145-Mile Connection to Katy Trail

    On July 28, the chance to save a 145-mile segment of inactive rail corridor dropped out of the sky. The opportunity to preserve an intact corridor of this length was more common 20 years ago, but rarely happens today. The corridor in question-which hasn't seen train traffic in about 30 years-is a segment of the old Rock Island Line that run from Windsor to Beaufort, Mo. What makes this doubly exciting is that this corridor intersects the 237-mile Katy Trail in Windsor. With the successful preservation...
  • Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Montgomery County, Ala.

    RECEIVE RAILROAD ABANDONMENT NOTICES FOR YOUR STATE VIA E-MAIL On or about July 15, 2014, Central of Georgia Railroad Company filed for the abandonment of 2.12 miles of track within Montgomery in Montgomery County, Ala. We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians and other appropriate uses. NEXT STEPS: If this corridor is suitable for trail use, we strongly urge local trail...
  • Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Marion County, Ind.

    RECEIVE RAILROAD ABANDONMENT NOTICES FOR YOUR STATE VIA E-MAIL On or about June 16, 2014, CSX Transportation, Inc. filed for the abandonment of 1.49 miles of track within Indianapolis in Marion County, Ind. The corridor is located just south of the existing Central Canal Towpath. We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians and other appropriate uses. NEXT STEPS: If this corridor...
  • Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Kiowa County, Colo.

    RECEIVE RAILROAD ABANDONMENT NOTICES FOR YOUR STATE VIA E-MAIL On or about May 14, 2014, V & S Railway filed for the abandonment of 38 miles of track between Towner and Eads in Kiowa County, Colo. We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians and other appropriate uses. NEXT STEPS: If this corridor is suitable for trail use, we strongly urge local trail advocates, or an...
  • Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in White County, Indiana

    RECEIVE RAILROAD ABANDONMENT NOTICES FOR YOUR STATE VIA E-MAIL On or about Feb. 4, 2014, CSX Transportation filed for the abandonment of 9.67 miles of track between Monon and Monticello in White County, Ind. We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians and other appropriate uses. NEXT STEPS: If this corridor is suitable for trail use, we strongly urge local trail advocates...
  • Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Racine County, Wisconsin

    RECEIVE RAILROAD ABANDONMENT NOTICES FOR YOUR STATE VIA E-MAIL On or about Jan. 28, 2014, Soo Line Railroad Company filed for the abandonment of 10.63 miles of track between Sturtevant and Kansasville in Racine County, Wis. The corridor represents a significant gap between the existing White River State Trail and Racine-Sturtevant Trail . We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians...
  • Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment - 10 miles in Yalobusha County, Mississippi

    RECEIVE RAILROAD ABANDONMENT NOTICES FOR YOUR STATE VIA E-MAIL On or about January 2, 2014, Grenada Railway LLC filed for the abandonment of 10.42 miles of track near Water Valley in Yalobusha County, Mississippi. We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians and other appropriate uses. NEXT STEPS: If this corridor is suitable for trail use, we strongly urge local trail advocates...
  • Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Scott County, Iowa

    RECEIVE RAILROAD ABANDONMENT NOTICES FOR YOUR STATE VIA E-MAIL On or about December 4, 2013, Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation filed for the abandonment of 0.66 mile of track within Davenport in Scott County, Iowa. We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians and other appropriate uses. NEXT STEPS: If this corridor is suitable for trail use, we strongly urge...
  • Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonments in Indiana and New Jersey

    Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has learned of filings for abandonment of a number of railroad corridors in recent days - two in Indiana and one in New Jersey. RECEIVE RAILROAD ABANDONMENT NOTICES FOR YOUR STATE VIA E-MAIL Indiana On or about October 21, 2013, Norfolk Southern Railway Company filed for the abandonment of 0.61 mile of track between Connersville and Washington Township in Fayette and Wayne Counties, Indiana. On October 22, Norfolk Southern Railway Company also filed for the abandonment...
  • Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in St. Joseph County, Indiana

    RECEIVE RAILROAD ABANDONMENT NOTICES FOR YOUR STATE VIA E-MAIL On or about October 17, 2013, Norfolk Southern Railway Company filed for the abandonment of 1.5 miles of interconnected track in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana. We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians and other appropriate uses. NEXT STEPS: If this corridor is suitable for trail use, we strongly urge...
  • Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Linn County, Iowa

    RECEIVE RAILROAD ABANDONMENT NOTICES FOR YOUR STATE VIA E-MAIL On or about September 25, 2013, Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad Company filed for the abandonment of 0.49 mile of track within Cedar Rapids in Linn County, Iowa. The corridor is located near the existing Lindale Trail . We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians and other appropriate uses. NEXT STEPS: If...
  • Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

    RECEIVE RAILROAD ABANDONMENT NOTICES FOR YOUR STATE VIA E-MAIL On or about August 30, 2013, Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company filed for the abandonment of 0.79 mile of track within Harwick (Springdale Township) in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians and other appropriate uses. NEXT STEPS: If this corridor is suitable for trail...
1 2 3 4 5 Next >
 

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Ct., NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
+1-202-331-9696