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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2015
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:24 pm 

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Great video! Any chance that NARCOA members might make an excursion to the Glenford Dike someday?


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2015
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:23 pm 

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Ernie,

Great video! With your leadership and the current volunteer team things have been becoming more favorable to CMRR. I hope you are able to continue the trend!

Interestingly, the video that loaded after the run to the dyke was: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fMbHzGEqjI documenting the beginning of the effort as well as a much younger Earle. Too bad that Steamtown went to Scranton. Hopefully, you will be able to complete something close to the original vision.

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Art S.


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2015
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:33 am 

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After watching some of the CMRR's Youtube videos, traveling along the line by speeder, I was wondering if it would be possible to offer revenue speeder trips along those portions of the line which are presently inaccessible to full size equipment.

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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2015
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:39 pm 

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joe6167 wrote:
After watching some of the CMRR's Youtube videos, traveling along the line by speeder, I was wondering if it would be possible to offer revenue speeder trips along those portions of the line which are presently inaccessible to full size equipment.

That's a very good idea. Given the environment I see there and west, speeders are ideal. It is a TRULY unique experience and it will be immediately obvious to the haters that this is something special. This is what put the Southern Michigan Railroad on the map!

Nice thing about speeders, as you know, the "bar" is much lower for clearing brush and repairing ties. If revenue passengers are experiencing the line, you could even argue that this counts as opening up miles of route!


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2015
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:33 pm 

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Another plus would be that it shows detractors that that portion of the line is still tenable, and helps the CMRR mark its territory, versus if that section of track was completely impassable by anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2015
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:04 pm 

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A NARCOA run would be welcome in the fall. EH


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2015
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:43 pm 

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CMRR 703 (Former EL 4322) was loaded today in Kingston and heads to Phoenicia, where it will be restored and will join former EL 4321 and 4332 in service there:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=224186

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 Post subject: CMRR Work report - 6/4 to 6/9
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:00 pm 

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Thursday, June 4th

Jeff Otto and Walt Otto worked on track in Kingston.


Saturday, June 6th

Walt Otto and Jim Bruck continued work on Coach 2949.

Neil Remsen, Hunter Downie, Harrison Balduf and Greg Vaughn prepared the 832.

At Phoenicia, George Peck, Art Vogel, Greg Peck and Vincent Carcaramo worked on track in PA.

In Kingston, John Patane and Jeff Otto worked on track. Al Schoessow worked on equipment.

In Kingston, the engr. was Dave Hilliard. Conductor was John Prestopino. Brakeman was John Marino with Tom Whyte and Russ Hallock doing the flagging. George Bain was ticket agent.

At Mt. Tremper, Dave Heick was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Tyler Carelli Brakeman. Peter Fluchere and Gary Lowe were ticket agents.



Sunday, June 7th

In Kingston we held the 2nd rules class. Attendees were Jim Bruck, Chris Burtt, Jon Broker, Dave Heick, Ed Winstanley, Hunter Downie, Tony Bocchino, Pat Smalley, John Prestopino, Al Schoessow and myself.

Jeff Otto, Martin Elbrecht and Neil Remsen worked on track.

George Peck and Ernie Klopping made equipment repairs.

Ryan Lennox, Victor Lane and Derek Lane cut brush west of Shokan.

Neil Remsen, John Prestopino, and Anthony Bocchino prepped the 703 for its move to PA.

At Mt. Tremper, Harrison Balduf was flagger at Route 28, John Marino was engineer, and Walt Otto was conductor. Gary Lowe was ticket agent.


Monday June 8th and Tuesday June 9th

CMRR 703/EL4322 was moved from Kingston to PA. Crew was Earl Pardini, Tom Whyte and Al Johnson.

Jeff Otto and Harrison Balduf worked on track at Cornell Street.






Ernie Hunt
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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2015
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:05 pm 

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We just released two more videos of the ROW from MP 6.3 to the Boiceville Trestle at MP 21.3. Here are all three:

MP 6.3 to 11.3: (Kenco to Glenford Dike)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7yl7OUV768

MP 11.3 to 16.2 (Glenford Dike to Shokan)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e90hW1fCOs

MP 16.4 to 21.3 (Shokan to Boiceville)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ2VcNeiKuA

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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 6/10 to 6/14
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:16 am 

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Wednesday June 10th

Greg Vaughn, Tom Whyte and I loaded the 832 at Corinth


Thursday, June 11th

Earl Pardini, Al Schoessow, John Prestopino, Fred Rasmussen Walt Otto, John Marino and Tom Whyte unloaded the 832 in Kingston.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=224260



Friday, June 12th

Earl Pardini, Al Schoessow and Tom Whyte finished unloading the 832 in Kingston.

Matt Gillis and Pat Smalley led a crew setting up Chuggington at Westbrook Lane


Saturday June 13th

Kingston crew as the Engr. was AL Schoessow. Engr. trainee was Tom Whyte. Conductor was John Prestopino, car attendant was Ed Winstanley. Brakeman was Dave Hilliard and flaggers were Karl Wick and Hunter Downie and Fred Rasmussen. Alex Sorenson assisted. Harrison Balduf did weed wacking. John Patane also helped out.

Mt. Tremper crew was Dave Heick, Engineer, Ray Ferrell, Conductor, and Russ Hallock, ticket agent.

Pat Smalley, Gladys Gilbert and Karen Vogel led a crew in the gift shop in Kingston. George Bain was ticket agent.

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-new ... n-kingston


Sunday, June 14th

In Mt. Tremper, Dave Heick was engineer, Tyler Carelli was brakeman, Walt Otto was conductor, and Peter Fluchere was ticket agent and Route 28 flagger.

In Kingston, Al Schoessow was engineer, Neil Remsen brakeman, Tony Bocchino brakeman, Dave Hilliard was conductor. Joe Wolff, Harrison Balduf and Hunter Downie were flaggers. George Bain was ticket agent. Pat Smalley and Ernie Klopping ran the gift shop. Matt Gillis was in charge of the RailEvents crew. John Patane also helped out.

Many thanks to the many other CMRR crew that helped out during the first weekend of Chuggington. We carried over 1500 people in Kingston last weekend.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 6/19 to 6/21
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:50 am 

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Friday, June 19th

Matt Gillis and Pat Smalley led a crew setting up Chuggington at Westbrook Lane


Saturday June 20th

Kingston crew as the Engr. was AL Schoessow. Conductor was Neil Remsen, Point protection were George Balduf and Karl Wick, Flaggers were Harrison Balduf and Thom Johnson. Alex Sorenson and Dave Hilliard assisted. Matt Gillis ran the RailEvents crew.

Mt. Tremper crew was John Marino, Engineer, Ray Ferrell, Conductor, Bill Kaba, brakeman, and Dan Howard car attendant, and Peter Fluchere, ticket agent.

Pat Smalley, Gladys Gilbert and Karen Vogel led a crew in the gift shop in Kingston. George Bain was ticket agent with Elissa Hilliard.

Art Vogel, George Peck, Greg Peck, and Jeff Otto tamped and spiked track in Phoenicia.


Sunday, June 21st

In Mt. Tremper, John Patane was engineer, Tom White was engineer trainee, Tyler Carelli was brakeman, Walt Otto was conductor, and Russ Hallock was ticket agent and Route 28 flagger. Greg and George Peck also assisted.

In Kingston, Al Schoessow was engineer, John Prestopino conductor, Tony Bocchino brakeman, Joe Wolff and Jeff Otto flaggers. Pat Smalley and Ernie Klopping ran the gift shop with Karin Vogel. Matt Gillis was in charge of the RailEvents crew. Peter Fluchere and Elissa Hilliard were ticket agents. Alex Sorenson assisted.

Many thanks to the many other CMRR crew that helped out during the second weekend of Chuggington.

Ernie Hunt
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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2015
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:00 am 

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CMRR 401 returned to Phoenicia for the first time in nearly 4 years yesterday. Trackwork is getting closer to restoring service to Phoenicia:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=224465

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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2015
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:38 pm 

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Ernie,

With the acquisition of yet another lightweight coach for the Kingston end of things, what is the plan for the two CNJ cars that were stored with the Lion Gardiner? Will they eventually be trucked up to the north end to join the DL&W cars?

Thanks,
Kevin O


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2015
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:05 pm 

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The CNJ cars were sold to the Everett Railroad in PA and left in April 2015. EH


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2015
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:30 pm 

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http://www.dailyfreeman.com/opinion/201 ... n-railroad

LETTER: More trail walk-arounds should be arranged for Catskill Mountain Railroad

The railroad tracks on the Ulster & Delaware right of way cross Route 28A near the Ashokan Reservoir. FILE PHOTO BY TONY
POSTED: 07/12/15, 10:12 PM EDT

Dear Editor,

Many Kingston and Area businesses and residents are for 12-month, daily train service from the Kingston Plaza to the Glenford Dike at the edge of the Ashokan Reservoir.

As many of you know, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein has proposed a lengthy “walk-around” from Kingston to the Hurley Flats to allow a trail to co-exist with the rail for about 2 miles.

If Hein can propose this walk-around, area businesses and residents can continue to propose additional walk-arounds for the trail access to the Glenford Dike, so as to convince Hein to allow the tracks to remain in place to the Glenford Dike and to allow the huge moneymaker of 12-month, daily train service from the Kingston Plaza to the Glenford Dike at the edge of the Ashokan Reservoir.

The tourists from everywhere will get off the Thruway at our Exit 19 and spend money and enjoy themselves riding from the Kingston Plaza to the Ashokan Reservoir on the train, daily, 12 months per year.

Let’s be reasonable. This is huge.

Ralph Mitchell
Kingston, N.Y.


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