Friday, November 30, 2012

narrow gauge Baldwin on the Catskill Route

Catskill and Tannersville Railway's 2-6-0 No. 2, a  3 ft gauge Baldwin-built from April 1901 seen soon after its delivery from Baldwin. The Catskill Mountain system lasted until 1919.

The C&T was nicknamed the "Huckleberry" and was known for making unscheduled stops to let the passengers view the scenery, pick flowers, etc. A total 5.2 miles (8.3 km) long, it connected to the outside world via the Otis Elevating Railway, a funicular that descended the face of the Catskill Escarpment, 1,600 feet (488 metres) in a 7000 foot (2134 metres) run, to the 3-ft gauge Catskill Mountain Railway. A 16 mile (26 km) trip on the Catskill Mountain Railway brought you to the West Shore (NYCRR) depot or to the Hudson River Day Line and Evening Line steamers at Catskill, NY.   (

No comments: