Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway | Jim Thorpe, Pa.

PORT CLINTON, Pa. - A popular tourist attraction in the Poconos will soon be back in business now that a tax dispute has been resolved.

Reading & Northern Railroad will resume its scenic train rides in Jim Thorpe starting Saturday, February 15 at Winterfest, according to a news release.

It comes nearly three months after the scenic railway closed due to an amusement tax dispute with Jim Thorpe Borough Council.

"We have consistently stated that we are not now, and have never been, an amusement. Reading & Northern is regulated strictly by the Federal government's Federal Railroad Administration," said Andy Muller Jr., owner and CEO of Reading & Northern Railroad.

The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway closed in late November after council filed a lawsuit asking the railway to pay nearly $100,000 in back amusement taxes. The lawsuit was dropped in November in an attempt to work out an agreement.

The passenger schedule and more information will be available online.

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