Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

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CMRR Work Report - Nov 27 to Dec 1

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Wednesday November 27th

Sam Cogan cleared ditches near MP 6.


Friday November 29th

Earl Pardini and Bryan Van Kirk did maintenance work.

For Polar Express John Marino was engineer, Tom Whyte Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Todd Syska, Jim Bruck, Tom Comito, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa, Karin Vogel worked on the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday November 30th

Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Marjorie Van Kirk and Tony Bochhino Conductors, Arthur Vogel brakeman, and Steve Stanton, Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Ken Harris, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Dave Hilliard did electrical work.

Marcia Roosa and Karin Vogel worked on the Polar Gift Shop.


Sunday December 1st

Earl Pardini was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Karl Wick brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, and Hannah Kiersted were flaggers.

Dave Hilliard did electrical work.

Pat Smalley, Karin Vogel and Marcia Roosa worked in the gift shop.



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CMRR Work Report - December 6 to 8

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Friday December 6th

Earl Pardini, Sam Cogan and Bryan Van Kirk did maintenance work.

For Polar Express Tom Whyte was engineer, John Marino Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Ken Harris, Jim Bruck, Paul Payton, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday December 7th

Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Steve Stanton, Dylan Iurato, Martin Elbrecht, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers. John Marino was Trainman.

Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Sunday December 8th

Dave Hilliard was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Art Vogel brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Russell Hallock, Hannah Kiersted and Peter Fluchere were flaggers.

Pat Smalley, Karin Vogel and Marcia Roosa worked in the gift shop.

John Marino did maintenance work.



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CMRR Work Report - Dec 12 to 16

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Thursday December 12th

For Polar Express John Marino was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Bryan Van Kirk brakeman, and Ken Harris, Frank Dravecky, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Friday December 13th

Bryan Van Kirk did maintenance work.

For Polar Express John Marino was engineer, Marjorie Van Kirk Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Ken Harris, Jim Bruck, Frank Dravecky, Hannah Kiersted, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa, Linda Marino and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday December 14th

Dave Hilliard was engineer, Bryan Van Kirk and Tony Bocchino Conductor, Arthur Vogel brakeman, and Steve Stanton, Dylan Iurato, Tom Commito, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers. John Marino was Trainman.

Marcia Roosa, Karin Vogel and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Sunday December 15th

Tom Whyte was engineer, Karl Wick Conductor, John Marino brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Tony Bocchino, Hannah Kiersted and Peter Fluchere were flaggers.

Pat Smalley and Linda Marino worked in the gift shop.

Bryan van Kirk and Sam Cogan did maintenance work.


Monday December 16th

John Marino, Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan did track work.



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CMRR Work Report - December 18 to 23

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Wednesday December 18th

For Polar Express Dave Hilliard was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Tom Whyte brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Todd Syska, Russ Hallock, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.

Sam Cogan did maintenance work.



Thursday December 19th

For Polar Express Tom Whyte was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, John Marino brakeman, and Ken Harris, Sam Cogan, Hannah Kiersten, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Friday December 20th

Bryan Van Kirk did maintenance work.

For Polar Express Earl Pardini was engineer, Marjorie Van Kirk Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Tom Comito, Tony Bocchino, Jim Bruck, Harrison Balduf, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa, Linda Marino and Karin Vogel worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday December 21st

Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Karl Wick Conductor, Arthur Vogel brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Ken Harris, Martin Elbrecht, Hannah Kiersted and Alex Sorenson were flaggers. Earl Pardini assisted.

Marcia Roosa, Karin Vogel, Karin Vogel and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.

John Marino did trackwork.


Sunday December 22nd

John Marino was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Bryan Van Kirk brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Ernie Klopping and Hannah Kiersted and Peter Fluchere were flaggers.

Pat Smalley and Karin Vogel worked in the gift shop.

Bryan van Kirk and Sam Cogan did maintenance work.


Monday December 23rd

Tom Whyte was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Bryan Van Kirk brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Raphael DeMeglio Hannah Kiersted and Peter Fluchere were flaggers.

Pat Smalley, Karin Vogel amd Marcia Roosa worked in the gift shop.

Bryan van Kirk and Sam Cogan did maintenance work.




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CMRR Work Report - Decemer 26 to 29

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Thursday December 26th

For Polar Express Tom Whyte was engineer, Karl Wick Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Raphel DeMeglio, Tony Bocchino, Hannah Kiersten, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers. Earl Pardini assisted.

Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Friday December 27th



For Polar Express Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Marjorie Van Kirk Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Hannah Kiersted, Jim Bruck, Raphael Demeglio, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers. Earl Pardini and Art Vogel assisted.

Marcia Roosa, Linda Marino and Karin Vogel worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday December 28th


Earl Pardini was engineer, John Marino Conductor, Arthur Vogel brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Steve Stanton, Raphael DeMeglio, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa, Karin Vogel, Karin Vogel and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.



Sunday December 29th


For the Hannakkah Express, Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Marjorie Van kirk Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Raphael Demeglio, Dylan Iurato, Hannah Kiersted and Frank Dravecky were flaggers.



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CMRR Year-End Report 2019

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Today the crews are putting away the train for the winter - the Polar tent is coming down and we are wrapping up the season after a year of great accomplishments.

First of all, our ridership was over 41,000 this year - up from 36,700 in 2018.

Our biggest physical accomplishment was the extension to Stony Hollow - 1.67 miles of track renovated with nearly every tie replaced. It is an amazing stretch of track and finally allows us to run a scenic train once again.

In terms of equipment, we continued work getting the 2918 in service, replaced most of the windows in the 2962, and ordered new vestibule and end windows for the P72s that will be installed in 2020.We also painted many of the coaches, as well as the crane, gondola and ballast hopper. We brought another flat down from Phoenicia and added it to the train in the fall.

In terms of facilities, we built a new ticket booth in Kingston, built a new North Pole, the best tent we have ever had for Polar, and almost completed the section house move to MP 6.

Politically, we will have a much improved legislature in 2020 - with more pro-railroad members of the legislature, and our most vocal opponent lost their seat.

Finally, we completed our new business play for 2020-2024, which is a blueprint for the future of the railroad:

https://catskillmountainrailroad.com/business-plan/

A great year for the CMRR and we hope 2020 will be even better.

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

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Congratulations on the ridership increase! I'm going to try to get across the river in 2020 and go for a ride sometime. May 2020 bring you guys much better things, and may the friendlier political environment be in your favor.
"That sapling that once grew just south of Wassaic may be long gone, and the Harlem Line’s appearance may have changed over the years, but for decades to come, I can count on it continuing to provide me with funny recollections"

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

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Congratulations! I wish you all the best in 2020. Keep up the good work.

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