Catskill Mountain Railroad
- Event Venue
- Historic Sites - Working Mills, Cider Pressing, Scenic Rail Rides
- Wedding and Event Services
The Ulster & Delaware Railroad started construction in 1866 from the Hudson River at Kingston Point. By 1900, the line was completed to Oneonta, providing a vital link for freight and passengers through the Catskills. Acquired by the New York Central Railroad in 1932, the last passenger train ran in 1954. In later years, Penn Central offered freight service, but after decades of decline, the last freight train rode on the old U&D tracks in 1976. Ulster County purchased the railroad in 1979 to preserve the corridor for future rail use. In 1982, the Catskill Mountain Railroad was chartered to run tourist passenger trains as well as freight service. The train you're riding today is just one part of a long-term plan to re-open the length of the railroad from Kingston to Phoenicia and beyond. Enjoy a fun train ride in our rebuilt caboose, restored coach, or enjoy the fresh air of our open-air car. Our volunteers work year round to open up more tracks and extend your ride into the Catskills each year. All aboard!
Scenic train rides along the Esopus Creek!
Mount Tremper Station
Come aboard and step back to a time when train travel was the only practical way to access the Catskills. Relax in our restored 1920s coaches or enjoy fresh air and wide open views from our open gondola car. Listen for the engine's whistle and be on the lookout for wildlife. See the scenic Esopus Creek and the Catskills in a way you just can't appreciate from your car. You'll be enjoying the same scenic beauty rail travelers have been enjoying since the 1860s. All aboard!!
All trains depart from the Mount Tremper station on Route 28. Please check out our website for the latest updates and changes in departure times. Buy tickets online or at the depot!
Kingston City Limited
Enjoy a fun one hour round trip from Kingston to Hurley. All trains depart from Westbrook Lane at Kingston Plaza. Seasonal special event trains: Easter Bunny, Rock 'N' Rails, Halloween Trains, 7 Polar Express. Buy tickets online or at the depot. For more information on trains and ticket prices/departure times, visit our website.
Fall Foliage Trains
Experience the spectacular colors of autumn in the Catskills! See sights you just can't get from your car, and without the hassle of driving, everyone gets to enjoy the views. All trains depart from the Mt. Tremper station.
Twilight Limited Train Rides
Join us once again for the Twilight Limited! Enjoy light refreshments and live musical entertainment on your journey. Our train will bring you out on the line to view the beautifully clear night sky before returning to Mt. Tremper.
Groups and Charters
Everyone loves a train ride! Charter the train for your next birthday party, family reunion, senior group, Scout troop, or other special event. Our friendly all-volunteer staff will make sure your event is an enjoyable one. A variety of vintage railroad equipment is available, depending on location. To book your group or for more information, please reference our website. Tour operators and tour buses welcome!
How to Find Us
Take the New York State Thruway (I-87) to Kingston, Exit 19. For Kingston City Limited trains, take I-587 to the end, make a right onto Albany Ave., a right onto Clinton Ave., and a right onto Westbrook Lane. For the Esopus Scenic Train and Fall Foliage specials, take Route 28 West to Mount Tremper.
CMRR Mount Tremper Station
5408 Route 28, Mt. Tremper, NY 12457
CMRR Kingston Westbrook Lane Station
149 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY 12401
- Year-round family fun!