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Delaware and Ulster Railroad

43510 State Highway 28
800 225-4132


Tracing the Proud History of the Ulster & Delaware Railroad

When a scenic train ride was established in Arkville, NY in 1986, the excursion was dubbed the Delaware & Ulster. The name was a nod to the historic Ulster & Delaware Railroad that had rolled along the same tracks for more than a century.

The path of the Ulster & Delaware wound trains from Kingston Point on the Hudson River, through the Catskill Region and ultimately to Oneonta in the Susquehanna Valley.

The U&D was originally chartered as the Rondout & Oswego and was reorganized three years later as the New York, Kingston and Syracuse. The line became the Ulster & Delaware in 1875 and track to Oneonta was completed in 1900.

The region also featured the Stony Clove and Catskill Mountain Railroad. Originally a narrow-gauge railroad, the line extended from Phoenicia through Stony Clove Notch to Hunter. The Kaaterskill Railroad, a connecting narrow-gauge extension, began near Hunter-Tannersville and rolled to Mountain Top area destinations in Haines Falls, Kaaterskill Falls and the illustrious Catskill Mountain House.


Adam Christman

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
On Saturday June 30th, 2018 I visited the Delaware & Ulster for the first time. I have to say I was VERY impressed with the operation. The railroad itself was in great shape (with on-going track maintenance), and the equipment also seemed very-well kept. The scenery was also great. At first I thought the railroad was going to be a tunnel of trees, but it opened up and there were some wonderful views. This was one of the few places I've been recognized for my patronage. At the run-around, myself and two friends were invited up into the cab for a ride. A big thanks to the volunteers and staff of the Delaware & Ulster Railroad. I cannot wait to go back and visit.

Lyla Mannoia

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
A fun ride to take with the kids. For comfort, the rear two cars are well-lighted and upholstered with velvet and AIR CONDITIONED! Very nice for the summer heat! While there is a restroom aboard the train, and portapotties at the destination station, I recommend using the stall at the originating station. Expect about 2 hours round trip.

Balaji Ganapathy

Friday, July 6, 2018
Every child's dream, a day trip aboard the chug chug train ! The DURR was a surprisingly good experience, and brought back childhood memories of going to the railway yard to watch the steam and diesel locomotives. The carriages take you down memory lane and the rocking motion of the train lulls you into a stupor. The open cars are great, especially to see the panoramic views of the Catskill mountains and the occasional passage of a group of butterflies as the train meanders through valleys and creeks. We had a picnic on the train, and our 3 year old enjoyed the ride immensely.

Catelyn Augustine

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
I was a part of the Soiree on the Railway with AndNorth last weekend and it was an amazing experience. I think they do general tours and I highly recommened this experience in the catskills

Joe Gonzalez

Friday, March 30, 2018
We sat on an open-air flatbed car and enjoyed the breeze as we rolled through the countryside. It felt great! This is a must-do for families visiting the area. I wish it was longer, and actually went higher into the mountains, but I really can't complain.

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