Does an Abandoned Railroad Become Public Land?


The Supreme Court sided Monday with a Wyoming landowner in a dispute with the federal government that raises legal doubts about ­“rails-to-trails” programs that turn abandoned railroad lines into recreational venues for the public.


The court, on an 8 to 1 vote, threw out the government’s claim that it retains control of a 200-foot-wide trail that crosses part of Marvin Brandt’s 83 acres of land in Fox Park, Wyo. Brandt was the only one of dozens of landowners who objected to the government’s claim to the land and its conversion into a trail.


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 The above portion of an article is from the Washington Post:


by Robert Barns


Source:  Washington Post

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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