Save The Rails Photos

August 19, 2017

Three bands, a catering company and many volunteers gathered in Shandakan NY at the firehouse to raise awareness and funds for Save The Rails. Sponsored by the U&D Railway Revitalization Corp.

Below is some photo coverage of the event, captured by Mountain Girl Photography and Design.

Ben Rounds Band at Save the Rails in Shandakan
Ben Rounds Band at Save the Rails in Shandakan
Earl Pardini and the Slide Mountain String Band for Save the Rails by Mountain Girl PHotography
Earl Pardini and the Slide Mountain String Band for Save the Rails
Ben behind firehouse glass
Ben behind firehouse glass
Scott Greenlese
Scott Greenlese
Allen Wells with Ben Rounds Band
Allen Wells with Ben Rounds Band
Tom Alfano with Ben Rounds Band
Tom Alfano with Ben Rounds Band
Save the Rails! Ben Rounds Band Fred Cristiani
Save the Rails! Ben Rounds Band Fred Cristiani
Stone Pony Catering
Stone Pony Catering
Stone Pony Catering table
Stone Pony Catering table
Save the rails mountain model
Save the rails mountain model
Shandakan/Allaben Firehouse hosted
Shandakan/Allaben Firehouse hosted

2 thoughts on “Save The Rails Photos

  1. Pete Baker - UDRRC Board Member says:

    Becca & Ben,

    Great job! Well done…

    Pete

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  2. Steve Schumm says:

    Hi- In 2015 I sent Mike Hein a letter in support of The Catskill Mtn Railroad and why it should be saved. unfortunately it disappeared from My computer. Today I saw the write up today in the Times Herald Record about your organization. This is summary of what I wrote to Mr. Hein I never received a thank you letter!

    To Mike Hein- I have been following the Catskill Mtn Railroad in the media and on their website.. The line should be kept. I see a great future for the railroad. Letters to the newspapers say, they only restored a few miles of track for all the years they have been in existence. Tropical storms the past few years have caused wash outs and the railroad restored the wash outs. They repaired C9 Bridge near Kingston. This took time and slowed expansion. Bellaire ski center wants to expand, the local community was not happy about this , more traffic and pollution from vehicles. A walking trail next to the railroad where possible, a great idea. Bellaire, Hurley flats on Rte-209, a train station with parking lot, ski trains in the winter, concert trains in the summer. Walking the trail, dropping passengers off to explore nature and visit the towns along the way, the train picks them up on the way back . I also mentioned that the businesses in the Kingston area feel they would lose revenue. Thomas the train drew quite a crowd a few years back. I have ridden the rails from Phoenicia and very enjoyable trip. I hope you respond back, I will send you a donation…Sincerely Steve Schumm

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