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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:36 pm    Post subject: Possible Eastern KY Railtrail Reply with quote

From the Breathitt County Voice newspaper, December 16, 2004.

Representative of the Kentucky Rails to Trails Council met in Jackson on Saturday and traveled to Evanston with local biking enthusiasts Bob Dungan and Walter Begley and outdoorsman and mountain climber Martin Douthitt. David Ditsch, local horseman, also made the trip. The group is interested in the abandoned R.J. Corman Railroad that travels 36 miles from Evanston in Breathitt Co. to just outside Paintsville in Johnson County. Rails to Trails helps convert abandoned railroads into trails for non- motorized use, including hiking, biking and horseback riding. The group had planned to hike some of the railroad bed, but the weather did not cooperate even a little.
.Officials from Breathitt, Magoffin and Johnson County have held preliminary discussions concerning the old railroad, in hopes that the project could be a major tourist attraction. If completed, it would be the longest trail of its kind in the state. Tentative plans call for the group to reassemble in the spring when the weather will be a little more accommodating.

If you want to be notified when KRTC makes another
trip in the spring, then click here: http://www.kyrailtrail.org/contact

Read whole newsletter here: http://www.kyrailtrail.org/doc/vol8-no1-0105.pdf
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