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SAVE THE RAILS

IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

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UPDATES

NEW

Rails-WITH-Trails Analysis

Click each image for a downloadable PDF.

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"Rails With Trails Analysis"

Stone Consulting, 2024

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"Track Inspection Report"

Stone Consulting, 2023

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"Bridge Evaluation Report"

Stiffler McGraw, 2023

The Shenandoah Rail Corridor coalition is pleased to release the

"Rails-WITH-Trails Analysis."

 

Completed by expert railroad consultants, this locally funded, three-piece study proves the viability of rails-with-trails in the Shenandoah Valley.

 

Download your copy above!

CHECK THE MATH

Annual Visitors

   750,000

+   95,000

+845,000

Economic Impact

   $32.3M
+$21.0M
+$53.3M

    Trail impact
+ Rail impact
= 'Trails Plus'

New Jobs

   319
+140
+459

MORE FOR LESS

   Trail-Only - $150 Million
'Rails-WITH-Trails' - $142 Million

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D&L Trail and Lehigh Gorge Scenic Ry. in Central PA

THE BOLD VISION

The Shenandoah Rail Corridor will be a multi-use transportation solution by which a recreational trail will be constructed within a re-activated railroad right-of-way. 

It's called "Rails-
WITH-Trails".

RE-IMAGINE

  • Constructing a recreational trail within existing railroad right-of-way

  • Revive our historic track bed and bridges to full operation

  • Create a new popular form of outdoor recreation; railbiking 

RE-VITALIZE

  • Introducing a four-season excursion train experience

  • Competitive short-line rail service in an underserved agricultural community

  • Removing 4,000+ trucks from our congested Valley highways 

RE-EMPOWER

  • Harnessing the combined power of agriculture and tourism

  • Investing in our infrastructure for tomorrow

  • Preserving our Valley's rail heritage, economic future, and scenic beauty

WHO WE ARE

We are a coalition of local businesses and community groups advocating for excursion and freight rail service to boost tourism, jobs, and revenue in the Shenandoah Valley.

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shenandoah rails with to trails river valley rail road railroad railway rail way trail rails bike biking walk walking trail 48 mile train trains short line rr corridor line track tracks tourist freight passenger commuter nv northern virginia daily news record strasburg mauertown toms brook edinburg woodstock mount mt jackson new market timberville broadway harrisonburg front royal warren winchester warren rockingham shenandoah county counties
shenandoah rails with to trails river valley rail road railroad railway rail way trail rails bike biking walk walking trail 48 mile train trains short line rr corridor line track tracks tourist freight passenger commuter nv northern virginia daily news record strasburg mauertown toms brook edinburg woodstock mount mt jackson new market timberville broadway harrisonburg front royal warren winchester warren rockingham shenandoah county counties
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