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 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 Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 28, 2013 - 1:52 pm
Above: A Poughkeepsie Journal video about the re-opening of the newly restored Rosendale Trestle. Rail trail lovers, rejoice: On Saturday, June 29, the Rosendale Trestle, a 118-year-old span over the Rondout Creek, will be reopened to public walking... 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 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 Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2013 - 9:24 am
Two Herkimer County men were arrested recently after they were caught red-handed stealing railroad spikes and spike plates from the Canadian Pacific Rail line in Richmondville, according to a statement from the New York State Police. On Friday, May 31,... 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, 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
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 - 5:11 pm
An Ulster man, 21-year-old Nick Ogden, was struck by a CSX train this weekend, and lost his right arm and leg. Ogden was found severely injured but conscious near the CSX railroad tracks around 7am on Saturday morning. By Sunday, the Daily Freeman reports... Read more


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