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Trackside Happenings

Ulster & Delaware Railroad
"The Only All Rail Route Through the Catskills"

Trackside Happenings
Major Events Along the Rails of the Ulster & Delaware Railroad


June 14, 1907

Crash of the Coal Train!

Serious wreck on the U&D,
rear end collision at Broadhead's Bridge.
Engine and 15 Cars Wrecked.

August 31, 1911

Wreck of the Flyer

The U&D's famed train, the Rip Van Winkle Flyer,
has a deadly head-on collision at Halcottville

May 26, 1922

The Great Wreck of '22

Worst wreck ever on the U&D line.
Six killed when a coal train clobbers a backing work train.

August 23, 1930

Glenford Boiler Explosion

No. 24 explodes suddenly at Glenford.
Engineer and Fireman killed instantly.
Locomotive hurled into the air.

March 30-31, 1954

Last Passenger Train

The New York Central discontinues passenger
service on the Catskill Mountain Branch

Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, 1976

The Last Train

Conrail decides the
Catskill Mountain Branch will live no more.


Head Back to the Station!