Joined: 09 Sep 2005
|Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:21 pm Post subject: Abandoned or Inactive KY Rail trail Projects by County
|Abandoned or inactive Kentucky rail-trail projects by county.
Trail Name: Floyd County Rail Trail
Start pt Printer. ROW along Left Beaver Creek
End pt: Hi Hat
Entire length of trail: 13 mi
Length of trail on RR corridor: 13 mi
Any part that is rail with trail: no
Identify current owner of trail: CSX
What railroad owns or formerly owned the corridor: CSX
Status of the corridor: active
Contact name: Franklin D. Fitzpatrick, Post Office Box 326
Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653-0326, t-606.886.1312, f-606.886.
Comments : CSX in the last year (2006-2007) sold the line to a coal company and withdrew the abandonment. 10/07
--Franklin County: Frankfort Trail Project ,4 miles Pinsly Railroad Company has an interest in two miles and two miles are privately owned. The landowner was interested in selling it for a trail. Local citizens have proposed to reactivate the Capital Heritage Trail Foundation to support the project. The reactivation process is stalled. 2005
--Garrard County: Leavell Tunnel near Old Railroad Road near KY 52. 2005
--Hardin County: Elizabethtown, 3 miles, inactive. An individual and an industry share ownership. The railbed was abandoned approximately 20 years ago. Harlan County: Loyall Trail. .75 mi project attempted. Easement could not be obtained. Contact Mayor Charlie Wattenbergber Box 1060 Loyall, KY 40854 10/04
Trail Name: Evarts RT:
Contact name: 606-837-0013, Mayor Burl Fee, City of Evarts.
Comments turned into a RV park , 10/07
Trail Name: Green Line Bike Path
Identify current owner of trail: local governments have sold off significant chunks of it to adjoining property owners.
Owner type: mixed
Status of the corridor: unknown, abandoned
Contact name: Mike Phillips, Vision 2015 park initiatives coordinator (3 county area, Kenton, Campbell & Boone) , firstname.lastname@example.org, 859-486-3936
Comments: because of the lack of usable abandoned rail corridors in these 3 counties multi use trails are proposed in greenspace along the Licking River. 10/07
Trail Name: Hartford Trail
Comments : city dropped interest in corridor, RR wanted too much for it. 10/07,
City Hall of Harford – 270-298-3612;
--Elizabethtown Trail , early 2000's.
--Madison County Wetland Rail Trail, early 2000's
--King's Mountain Rail Trail, early 2000's
Posted by Dixie Moore, Secretary KRTC