To the editor:
The idea that anyone would take an 11-hour train ride from New York City to Lake Placid (via Utica) simply for the experience of traveling in a Pullman is beyond credibility. I have traveled on Amtrak's Adirondacker that runs from Penn Station to Montreal. It's a six-hour ride to the Westport station and a short car ride to Lake Placid from there, all at a reasonable cost of less than $150. No more than a handful of riders use this daily service. How in the world would a more expensive, 11-hour ride attract enough passengers to be sustainable? I have been following the Rails to Trails debate closely. Common sense sides with the trail advocates.