• Rare mileage trip over entire Catskill Mtn. Branch, July 10

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

  by CHomko
Thought i'd repeat what was posted on the UnDHS yahoo group about the July 10th 2004 rail fan trip:

From: "Steven Delibert"
Date: Sat Apr 10, 2004 3:19 am
Subject: Re: [UDRRHS] Friday Trip

Happy to oblige, Gino. Hope you're planning to take our July 10 trip over
all operating track, http://www.udrrhs.org/acrobat/2004_trip.pdf , where
you'll get to ride all these lines, visit all these sites, and we'll tell
you even more about all this stuff. And/or come on our June 12 joint
bikeride with the Appalachian Mtn Club http://www.udrrhs.org/html/events.htm
, on the rail trail from Stamford to Bloomville, where we will stop to look
at every leftover spike and tie, they will stop to look at every leaf and
butterfly, and we'll be lucky between us if we cover the 10 miles from sunup
to sundown.

  by Otto Vondrak
This is from the order form, the trip sounds like it's worth taking if you're curious about the Catskill Mountain Branch!!

Saturday, July 10, 2004
Ulster & Delaware RR Historical Society
The Haunts of Rip Van Winkle - Rondout to Stamford & return

$70 from Rondout (non members), $65 Members
A unique opportunity to visit ten U&D depots and ride all active U&D track.

• Trolley Museum of NY at Kingston (rare mileage west of the museum on the Rondout grade)

• Catskill Mountain Railroad (possible rare mileage if line extension is opened east of Mt. Pleasant)

• Empire State Railroad Museum at Phoenicia Station

• Delaware & Ulster Rail Ride (Highmount to Roxbury through train; photo meet with opposing train)

• Visits to stations at Shokan (Woodstock), Cold Brook, Phoenicia, Fleischmanns (freight), Arkville (freight), Halcottsville, Roxbury, Stamford, Hunter and Haines Falls. (Some depots tentative pending property owner permission)

• All inclusive price covers luxury motor coach Rondout to Stamford, all admissions, illustrated printed itinerary, a deluxe box lunch served on board the Delaware & Ulster dining car East Branch, light snacks, unlimited soft drinks, flavored teas and bottled water all day. Trip begins Rondout (Trolley Museum) 8:00 AM, returns 7:00 PM rain or shine.