Holiday fun in Ulster County's Kingston, New York

Posted by Murphy Realty Group on Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 11:09am.

catskill-holiday-train_400_01A new holiday attraction has been added to the already festive spirit of Ulster County.  The Catskill Mountain Railroad is back in business and providing a special holiday service.  The recently restored, half-century-old RS-I engine, will be stationed at the intersection of Westbrook Lane and Aaron Court near the alternate entrance to Kingston Plaza.  The trip will run hourly and wind along a 2 mile stretch to include Fair Street, Washington and Albany avenues returning passengers to the pick-up point.  The train reaches a top speed of 15 miles per hour and can hold up to 70 passengers.
The train and route have now been made operational thanks to the over 100 volenteers that are dedicated to the history of the Catskill Mountain Railroad and Ulster County.  The volenteers have adorned the train with lights, wreaths and other holiday decorations.  The train rides will run on the weekends through December 28th from 1 to 7PM.  The fare is reasonably priced at $6 for adults, $4 for children 4 to 11 (children under 3 for free).  The proceedes from the Dec. 21 rides will benefit the Queen’s Galley soup kitchen in Kingston.

1 Response to "Holiday fun in Ulster County's Kingston, New York"

rustie wrote: i took my grandaughter for this wounderful experence along with my nephews and let me tell you what i never saw biger smiles on theses childrens faces your staff is wounderful the kids loved them and they all loved the train thanks sooooo
much for a memory that will last a life time

Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2009 at 11:02pm.

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