catskill mountain railroad

By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jun. 13, 2013 - 5:51 pm
On Wednesday, a simmering dispute over the future of the Ulster and Delaware rail corridor in Ulster County erupted in legal action: County executive Mike Hein has served the privately-operated Catskill Mountain Railroad with a legal "demand to cure"... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013 - 3:16 pm
Above: The Catskill Mountain Railroad's Kingston City Shuttle. Photo from the Catskill Mountain Railroad website. An ongoing battle between rail and trail supporters intensified this week, when the chair of Ulster County's Railroad Advisory Committee (RAC... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Jun. 10, 2013 - 8:37 am
To the Editor: I am writing a letter in support of keeping a railroad line from Kingston to Roxbury. Wait, where? Roxbury? Yes. The line used to go beyond Roxbury all the way to Oneonta and even further. Many years ago the line between Roxbury (in... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013 - 9:42 pm
To the Editor I have begun to educate myself about the proposed Catskill Mountain Rail Trail and I think there are some very important issues people raise. First of all, there is confusion about what will happen to the existing railroad, which many people... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013 - 9:39 pm
Dear Editor, I am writing this letter as a Shandaken resident in favor of the use of the Ulster rail corridor as a rail trail in the sections not actively used by the Catskill Mountain railroad. This letter is in no way meant to undermine the hard work... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, May. 29, 2013 - 2:05 pm
Dear Editor: Flying Cat Music recently hosted a concert at the Empire State Railway Museum in Phoenicia with Malcolm Holcombe, an extremely talented and nationally respected musician who resides in the Swannanoa Valley, outside of Ashville, North Carolina... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 23, 2013 - 4:08 pm
Train travel in the Catskills these days is more about recreation than transportation. Alas, only a few working segments still remain of the old Ulster and Delaware Railroad, which once traversed the Catskills from Kingston to Oneonta, ferrying coal and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 20, 2013 - 10:11 am
Ready for another season on the rails: The Delaware & Ulster Railroad's gleaming art deco Rip Van Winkle Flyer, photographed recently in the railroad's Arkville depot by Christopher Mooney.  This weekend, train season begins again at both Catskills... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, May. 10, 2013 - 9:39 am
Dear Editor: The Catskill Mountain Railroad Company, Inc. (CMRR) Is a for-profit company. It was organized in 1983 to make money for its owners. Its main asset was a lease of the rail line from Ulster County. The goal of the company, as I understand it,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 29, 2013 - 4:18 pm
A City of Kingston dump truck blocks the Catskill Mountain Railroad tracks near the Washington Avenue intersection in Kingston. Photo taken Saturday, April 27; courtesy of the Catskill Mountain Railroad. A City of Kingston dump truck recently appeared on... Read more


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