– Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the owner of the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway that it will be ending operations in Jim Thorpe at the end of November.
“The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway and Jim Thorpe have enjoyed a long and very successful partnership that has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors, benefiting businesses in the borough, Carbon County and the greater Pocono region.
“A ride on the railroad is truly a unique experience that takes passengers back in time, while enjoying some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the Commonwealth.
“We are concerned by the latest turn of events and are hopeful of a resolution in the coming weeks as we look at the big picture and how losing the railway impacts our regional economy.
“My office will be working to try to bring all parties together to find a solution to the issues involved so we can keep the trains running in Jim Thorpe for all to enjoy for many more years to come.”
Representative Doyle Heffley
122nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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