• What was the Kingston Terminal/KTER?

  • 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 Otto Vondrak
Read about a railroad planned inthe late 1970s by Deleware Otsego System called the Kingston Terminal (KTER) railroad, but no other details except that this transaction never came to pass. Anyone have anymore details?


  by CarterB
Reporting marks filed: KTER Kingston Terminal R.R. Corp. added 7/80; eliminated 10/80
Owed some taxes: parcel 37.00-03-02.000 Kingston Terminal RR 1999 $32,000 2000 Land $26,000 2000 Total $32,000 0 843 6 according to the Preble, NY tax data.

Also appears that at some point in time TNY p Trolley Museum of New York %0 KTER 2000%
and the Ulster & Delaware %0 UD 1990% had some hand in it.
  by n2xjk
My understanding is the KTER was created to operate the approx. 5 miles between the River Line and Hudson Cement in East Kingston. Conrail had been supplying coal to Hudson Cement, but lost interest when the line was severed to construct the 9W bypass. Hudson Cement went under, removing the only customer left on the line before KTER could begin operation. The City of Kingston took ownership of the r-o-w and now leases approx. 3 miles of it to TMNY.

  by Otto Vondrak
Thank you for the information!

  by n2xjk
By the way, the timing of events was such that when 9W was built, it severed the former U&D line, but Hudson Cement was still down the line as a potential customer, so the DOT built a railroad bridge across 9W. Then Hudson Cement closed before the track was reconnected across the bridge. The "million dollar bridge" is still there, with no track on it.

  by nysw3636
Just a FYI....Delaware Otsego Corp was named designated operator of this line in 1979 by NYSDOT.