Isn’t there a tourist railroad operating on the U&D rail corridor?

YES, along approximately 4.4 of the 40 miles

  • Ulster County signed a 25-year lease with Catskill Mountain Railroad Company (CMRRC) inc. in 1991 for tourism railroad operations.
  • CMRRC inc. is a for-profit, part-time, tourist railroad that operates on a 2.5 mile segment of the track between Phoenicia and Boiceville, and a 1.9 mile segment in Kingston.
  • The remaining 35 miles of the rail corridor between Kingston and the Delaware County line have been out of commission for decades.
  • According to a 2013 letter from the county comptroller, CMRRC inc. has not upheld their portion of the lease.