The Catskill Mountain Railroad has completed an additional 1.67 miles of renovations on the track parallel to Route 28, increasing the length of its ride by nearly 60 percent. CMRR track now reaches Route 28A at MP 8.33 in Stony Hollow, providing a nine-mile round-trip ride from Kingston. The railroad track is now at the westernmost end of its current Ulster County permit along the former Ulster and Delaware Railroad. The CMRR’s fall-foliage trains will start using the new extended track on September 28.
The CMRR is also asking Ulster County to allow the railroad to cross Route 28A in Stony Hollow, where its track has been paved over, and to continue renovating track to MP 10.01 near the Ashokan Reservoir. The Ashokan rail-trail is projected to open in October. The CMRR hopes to re-lay track to the new rail-trail trailhead in West Hurley at MP 10.4.
The CMRR also would like to extend its ride to the Glenford dike at MP 11.1. The dike location will offer rail passengers access to the beautiful vistas of the Ashokan Reservoir, providing a very scenic train destination.