Lehigh Gorge To Again Serve Jim Thorpe, Pa.

Lehigh Gorge Scenic passenger trains will roll into Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, once more in the wake of the settling of a tax dispute.

The tourist railroads owner, Reading & Northern Railroad, had shut down the service in the wake of a dispute with the borough of Jim Thorpe over an entertainment tax.

The borough and a local school district had sued the railroad for non-payment of the tax.

A statement issued by R&N owner Any Mueller Jr. said the dispute has been settled but did provide information on the terms.

R&N had contended that its tourist trains were not an amusement. However, the lawsuits had been dropped last November.

The first trips to Jim Thorpe will operate on Feb. 15 as part of the town’s Winterfest.

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