David Owens, a Vienna resident; Ellery Adams, Mayor of Preston; and Don Bradley, Mayor of Hurlock presented to the Council a proposed project to develop a scenic railroad from the Town of Hurlock to the Town of Preston which would be approximately six miles long and 45 minutes in length to be called the North Dorchester Railroad.
stated that he
believed the project would economically benefit the Towns of Hurlock and Preston
as well as Dorchester and Caroline Counties as it would encourage tourism and provide an opportunity for recreational and historical attractions.He
explained that a non profit organization entitled North Dorchester Railroad, Inc.
had been formed to implement the project and that he
believed the towns and counties should unite in support of this project.
In response to a question from Councilwoman Elzey as to whether or not the proposed project had been presented to the Caroline County Commissioners, Mayor Adams
said that they would be officially updated regarding the project on November 2, 2007.In response to a question from Councilman Price about whether the railroad would run primarily on the weekends, Mayor Adams
stated that initially the project targeted weekends with the hope of beginning weekday runs as well.