The picturesque Delaware and Ulster Railroad tour through the Catskill Region has been called “the most scenic rail line in the east.”
Starting at the station in the hamlet of Arkville, the two-hour excursion follows the rails north to the town of Roxbury and back. Built in1872, the Roxbury station includes a museum of local history, and as part of the depot complex, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 24-mile round trip follows the same path that once moved coal and commercial goods throughout the area, and guided vacationers to the grand lodges of the Catskills until the train was replaced by the automobile.
Today, as in the past, passengers might enjoy a gourmet meal in an Art Deco dining car, or ride in one of the open-air or glass-covered observation cars, all the while taking in the incomparable views of the Catskill Mountains and the picturesque East Branch of the Delaware River.
The Delaware and Ulster Railroad follows a path not changed since the rails were laid over a century ago through one of the most picturesque settings in the northeast and is another essential stop on New York’s Path Through History.
Photos Courtesy of:
Delaware County Historical Association