Description Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.Mark TwainTrains awaiting restoration at the Phoenicia Railway Museum, a museum dedicated to the voyages of years ago on the Catskill Mountain Railway Line.The 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.Photographed in Phoenicia, New York USA, composed in Photoshop with original textures.
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