Catskill Mountain Railroad

The Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR), is a heritage railroad based in Kingston, New York, that began operations in 1982. CMRR leases the former New York Central Railroad Catskill Mountain branch from Kingston to Highmount, New York, where it connects with the Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) tourist operation.

The tracks were purchased by Ulster County in 1979 from the estate of Penn Central and subsequently leased to CMRR in 1991 for 25 years. The Catskill Mountain Railroad is a for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the railroad corridor for all-season recreational use. All shareholders are also volunteers on the railroad.

The Kingston City Limited

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The Catskill Mountain Railroad's Kingston City Limited is a fun train ride through the historic city of Kingston out to the Hurley Flats and return. Their special Saturday-only service runs from July through October, with special winter holiday service through December. Your 45-minute round trip traces the same route travelers have used since the 1860's to access the Catskills by rail. The short train ride through Kingston is just one part of a long-term plan to re-open the railroad all the way up Hurley Moutain to the beautiful Ashokan Reservoir. All trains depart from Westbrook Lane in Kingston.

Address

Kingston Westbrook Station
149 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY 12401

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The Esopus Scenic Train

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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.

Address

Mount Tremper Station
5401 Route 28, Mt. Tremper, NY 12457

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Phone: (845) 688-7400
Website: www.catskillmtrailroad.com

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