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Learn the facts about Rail With Trail and the true positive economic impact provided by our trains!

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October 2013: Volunteers complete repairs to Campground Curve, enabling our work trains to return to Phoenicia since the floods of Hurricane Irene in 2011. This was done entirely with the CMRR's resources, as the Ulster County Executive has refused to disburse $2.3 million to repair the railroad with FEMA funding for Hurricane Irene.

2012 CMRR Annual Progress Report

We are pleased to make our 2012 Progress Report available as an Acrobat PDF file (you'll need the free Acrobat Reader software). Learn all about our accomplishments from the past year, and our immediate goals for the future. Thank you for your continued support!

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October 2013: Our Kingston City Limited arrives at Route 209 in the Town of Hurley. This is the first revenue train here since 1976.

Progress Updates and Social Media

We post regular updates of Catskill Mountain Railroad volunteers hard at work on various projects to operate, maintain, and restore the Catskill Mountain Railroad to full operation from Kingston to Highmount, New York. Follow this link to the NERail Photo Archive to see new photos posted every week. You can also find us on Facebook.

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December 2012: First passenger train to cross the Esopus Creek since 1954,
and the first regularly scheduled train west of Kingston since 1976.

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Recent Highlights

The all-volunteer Catskill Mountain Railroad has been busy working to expand their operating territory. In May 2010, the railroad took delivery of an additional locomotive to handle heavier trains. Our Esopus Scenic Train ride continues to grow in popularity, creating the need for the new-to-us locomotive! To accommodate growing demand, we added a second coach to our Esopus Scenic Train in October 2010.

In Augst 2011, the Catskill Mountain Railroad the devastating effects of flood waters caused by Hurricane Irene throughout the region. As a result, both Phoenicia and Cold Brook became temporaily isolated from our Esopus Scenic Train ride. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, we were able to resume an abbreviated Scenic Train ride from our Mount Tremper station.

Our volunteer crews have completed repairs to Bridge C9 in December 2012 which allows further extensions westward from Kingston. In October 2013, our Kingston City Limited trains reached the crossing at Route 209 in Hurley for the first time since 1976. Later that month, crew completed primary repairs to Campground Curve allowing our work train to return to Phoenicia since the flood evacuation due to Hurricane Irene in 2011.

Esopus Scenic Train, Mt. Tremper, New York - September 4, 2011

Esopus Scenic Train, Mt. Tremper, New York - September 4, 2011

 

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