Description But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.~Junot DazThe Catskill Mountain Railway was a narrow gauge (3 ft/914 mm) railroad, 15.73 miles long, running from Catskill to Palenville in Greene County, New York, USA.Organized as the Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) in 1880, construction was begun in 1881 and completed in 1882. Unlike most railroads, the CMRR was built primarily for the purpose of transporting passengers and intended to operate seasonally. Most people using the line were summer tourists who traveled by steamboat from points along the Hudson River. Their final destinations were Hotels and boarding houses located high in the Catskill Mountains. While the railroad served its purpose of bringing passengers closer to the mountain top resorts, it still left them with an arduous hour long stage trip up the face of the Catskill escarpment (also known as the Wall of Manitou).In 1885 a branch was built to Cairo, NY with the intent to carry blue stone, hay and fruit and run year around. That same year, the CMRR was reorganized as the Catskill Mountain Railway.The principals had interests in shipping on the Hudson and in Hotels in the Catskill Mountains.The Railway ceased operation in the mid 1900's. This train and others like it serve now as a leisurely ride through the mountains for tourists. By the appearance of trains and tracks over the last two years, the trains and station museum may not have been operational due to the tow storms which devastated this area..Irene and Sandy.Photographed in Mt. Tremper, New York, USA, standing on the side of the train looking toward the engine.
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