Former Railroads of the Catskills

Informational pages with maps pertaining to former railroads of the Catskill Mountains.

Ulster and Delaware Railroad

The Ulster and Delaware Railroad Company (U&D) was a railroad located in New York State and founded in 1866. It was often advertised as “The Only All-Rail Route To the Catskill Mountains.” At its greatest extent, the U&D ran from Kingston Point, on the Hudson River, through the heart of the Catskill Mountains to its western terminus at Oneonta, passing through four counties (Ulster, Delaware, Schoharie and Otsego).

Catskill & Tannersville Railway

The Catskill and Tannersville Railway was a historic narrow-gauge railroad operating in New York. The railroad commenced at the Otis Summit station in Kaaterskill at the top of the Wall of the Manitou, which was the terminus of the Otis Elevating Railway, and ended 5.2 miles away at its headquarters in Tannersville.

Photo Galleries of the former Ulster and Delaware Railroad

Photographing the last remaining remnants of the Ulster and Delaware Railroad has been an ongoing project.

Photo Journal Posts

Photo Journal and blog posts pertaining to specific historic locations of the former Ulster and Delaware Railroad.

Stony Clove Branch (Chichester)

A washout of a former bridge of the Ulster and Delaware Railroad along the Stony Clove Branch occurred during Hurricane Irene. The destruction was near the town of Chichester.

Charlotte Creek Crossing

The former Ulster and Delaware Railroad crossed Charlotte Creek at two different locations. The first bridge still stands. The other does not.

Ulster & Delaware Railroad (Oneonta)

The former Ulster & Delaware Railroad Station in Oneonta is currently a tavern/restaurant called “The Depot”. The restaurant receives many positive reviews from its patrons on many online review sites.