RAILROADS OF THE CATSKILLS
by Richard J. King
Tri-State kicks off 2017 with a slideshow presentation by acclaimed local railroad historian and author Richard J. King, who is also Tri-State's new treasurer for 2017. King has long been a historian of railroads of the Catskill Mountain region of New York State, and has amassed a unique collection of images and stories dating back to the 1800s that he will be sharing during his presentation.
Rail lines like the Ulster & Delaware Railroad, the Delaware & Northern Railroad, and the Catskill Mountain Railway criscrossed this treacherous, snowy, and mountainous landscape before roads had even reached many of the communities along the rails. The unique challenges faced by construction gangs and train crews to operate and maintain these lines will be explored in the photos and stories of the people who lived it.
Join King and Tri-State for this unique presentation on one of the U.S.'s most railroad-rich regions. As always, attendance is free, and all are welcome!