Kirkland to remove rails from Woodinville Sub, construct trail is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.


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I strongly disagree with this. I am an avid cyclist but I feel that it is a serious mistake to remove existing rail to make "bike paths."

For one thing, it's a gross waste of an existing, valuable resource: rail. For another thing, those trails are at best recreational for some users, and they are not arterial for cyclists in most cases, so you are losing big and gaining very little.

I believe we will, as a country, rue the day when we thought it made sense to rip up rail to make bike paths.

Robert Gift

former OL presenter
Before the vote, [Kirkland] Councilman Toby Nixon did ask Triplett about a letter the city received from Snohomish Mayor Karen Guzak opposing rail removal.
Snohomish County interests have expressed a desire to use the tracks for a possible excursion train and/or for a future commuter line.

Triplett spoke by phone with Guzak at length earlier this week, and said that although she continues to oppose rail removal, she understood Kirkland’s desire to move forward with the trail. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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