Catskill Mountain Railroad Celebrates 30 Years of Serving the Scenic Esopus Creek Route


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The Esopus Scenic Train

Esopus Scenic TrainThe Esopus Scenic Train

We are still recovering from the effects of 2011’s Hurricane Irene, where the railroad suffered major damage at both Phoenicia and Cold Brook which prevent us from operating the entire length of our excursion. As we rebuild, we offer a shorter five-mile round trip that departs from our Mt. Tremper station on Route 28. On behalf of our volunteers, thank you for your continued support!

The Catskill Mountain Railroad Esopus Scenic Train is a 5-mile round trip between Mt. Tremper and Boiceville — a wonderful 45-minute minute railroad excursion. After arriving at the Mount Tremper depot, purchase your ticket from the ticket agent. After departing Mount Tremper, your ride will be along the Esopus Creek, famed for its scenic beauty and great fishing. You may even spot bald eagles, great blue herons, hawks, deer and other wildlife along its banks. Framing the beautiful Esopus Valley on either side of the creek are namesake Mount Tremper to the north and Mount Pleasant and Romer Mountain to the south.

While our trains are not currently serving Phoenicia, no trip is complete without a visit to the Empire State Railway Museum located inside the restored station building! Step into the past by visiting the historic 1900 railroad depot. Here you can explore railroading both past and present along the old Ulster & Delaware route.

2015 CMRR Esopus Scenic Train Fares

Adult — $14.00 :: Children (ages 2-11) — $8.00

Children under 2 ride free with paid adult fare

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2015 CMRR Scenic Train Departure Times

Times shown are actual departure times.
Passengers are advised to arrive 10-15 minutes early to purchase tickets.

May 23 through June 21

Saturdays and Sundays and May 25 (Memorial Day)

Departs Mt. Tremper at...

11:00 am
12:00 pm


2:00 pm

July 18 and August 15

Back for 2015! Join us for the Twilight Limited! Ticket office opens at 7:30 and the evening’s events begin at 8:00pm. You will enjoy light refreshments and live musical entertainment by Earl Pardini and the Slide Mountain String Band. Our train will bring you out on the line to view the beautifully clear night sky before returning to Mt. Tremper.

5 Mile Round Trip
Fares- Adult $16.00 Children $10.00
Children under 2 ride free with paid adult fare
Purchase tickets at Mt. Tremper Station

Departs Mt. Tremper at...

8:00 pm

June 26 through September 7

Fridays, Saturday, Sundays and September 7 (Labor Day)

Departs Mt. Tremper at...

11:00 am


3:00 pm

September 12 through September 20

Saturdays and Sundays

Departs Mt. Tremper at...

11:00 am


September 25 through October 25

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and October 12 (Columbus Day)


Departs Mt. Tremper
September 25 through October 25

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