Ulster County To Remove Old Tracks To Make Room For Rail Trail
The Hudson Valley will gain an additional 11 miles of rail trail after the Ulster County Legislature voted in favor of removing old train tracks on the proposed path in Ulster and Delaware counties.
Hudson Valley One reports the 14-7 legislature vote in favor, clears the way for the project which is expected to cost in the neighborhood of $9.3 million. This will cover trail construction as well as the removal of the rails and ties.
There were some who wished to save approx 1 mile of tracks to extend Catskill Mountain Railroad's access to the Ashokan Reservoir. At the Tuesday, November 14th meeting, 41 people spoke in favor of the deal, while nine wished to save the train tracks.
It's a little late to view the foliage, but this video gives you a pretty good idea what Catskill Mountain Railroad is all about. Their annual running of the Polar Express starts soon, with many tickets already sold out.