The Esopus Scenic Train
We are still recovering from the effects of 2011’s Hurricane Irene, where the railroad suffered major damage at both Phoenicia and Cold Brook which prevent us from operating the entire length of our excursion. As we rebuild, we offer a shorter five-mile round trip that departs from our Mt. Tremper station on Route 28. On behalf of our volunteers, thank you for your continued support!
The Catskill Mountain Railroad Esopus Scenic Train is a 5-mile round trip between Mt. Tremper and Boiceville — a wonderful 45-minute minute railroad excursion. After arriving at the Mount Tremper depot, purchase your ticket from the ticket agent. After departing Mount Tremper, your ride will be along the Esopus Creek, famed for its scenic beauty and great fishing. You may even spot bald eagles, great blue herons, hawks, deer and other wildlife along its banks. Framing the beautiful Esopus Valley on either side of the creek are namesake Mount Tremper to the north and Mount Pleasant and Romer Mountain to the south.
While our trains are not currently serving Phoenicia, no trip is complete without a visit to the Empire State Railway Museum located inside the restored station building! Step into the past by visiting the historic 1900 railroad depot. Here you can explore railroading both past and present along the old Ulster & Delaware route.
TRAINS RESUME IN SPRING 2015