This Otis Elevating Railway was a cable funicular line that opened in 1892 and rose 1,630 ft up the mountain. in just 7,000 ft!
Further info will be forthcoming once a trek to the site is scheduled!
Railroad Maps of the Area
The Otis Elevating Railway
This was even featured in a Scientific American article on, Oct. 5, 1895!
Historical Railroad MapFolks travelled by Steamer to either Kingston or Catskill and boarded a narrow gauge train to bring them to the mountain resorts,
At the top of the incline railway, there were a few very elegant hotels...
|Catskill Mountain House|