catskill mountain railroad

By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 - 6:14 pm
Above: One of the Catskill Mountain Railroad's Alco trains, running on the Kingston end of the old Ulster & Delaware corridor. Photo from the Catskill Mountain Railroad's Facebook page.  A rail trail deal struck last week between Ulster County and the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 - 12:50 pm
Above: Ulster County executive Mike Hein looking cheerful about some DEP news, for a change. From a joint news conference held Dec. 12 in Kingston; photo courtesy of the Ulster County Executive's Office. There's not much love lost between Ulster County... Read more
By Julie McMahon on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 - 5:42 pm
Above: A Catskill Mountain Railroad train heads west to Phoenicia, for the first time since the 2011 Irene floods washed out part of the railroad's track. The railroad used ticket sales to fund the rebuild, since FEMA funding to repair the track is still... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 - 11:48 am
Above: David Lionel's video, "Let's Restore Reservoir Railroading!" It can also be found at Dear Editor:  HOW ABOUT RAIL WITH TRAIL? Last fall I completed a short video called “Let’s Restore Reservoir Railroading!” Since then... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 - 2:41 pm
The little engine that could: A Delaware & Ulster Railroad engine pulls into the Belleayre depot on Thursday, October 3. Aboard, left to right: Donald Bishop, executive director of the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O'Connor Foundation; Dave Riordan,... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Jun. 20, 2013 - 5:51 pm
Dear Editor, Plans for the Catskill Mountain Rail Trail should include markers and plaques along the route to highlight sites of significant natural and human history through which the trail passes. There is overwhelming evidence that the proposed rail... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2013 - 3:49 pm
Dear Editor, I am writing to express my support for the proposed Catskill Mountain Rail Trail (CMRT). As a resident of the City of Kingston, I am very excited about the impact this trail will have on our city! The CMRT will begin in Midtown Kingston (near... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2013 - 3:10 pm
Dear Editor, The 38.5 mile U&D corridor was purchased in 1979 for 1.5 million dollars by Ulster County (approximately four million dollars in 2013 dollars). Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) supporters are now urging people to tell County Executive... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2013 - 3:09 pm
Above: The old Ulster & Delaware rail tracks near Cathedral Glen on Highmount. Photo by Julia Reischel.  A controversial plan to convert Ulster County's old rail corridor into a walking trail from Kingston to Highmount got a boost on Monday, with the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2013 - 3:00 pm
Dear Editor, When I was a kid growing up in a Phoenix suburb, my friends and I rode our bikes everywhere. They were our source of freedom, adventure and comradeship. There were streets throughout the small city that were wide, lightly-trafficked, and safe... Read more


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