Along the Mount Beacon Incline Railway

Eventually, the railway ceased operation and was shuttered. Today, with the planned restorative work of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society (MBIRRS), the prospect of reinstallation remains high.

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Author: Gregory Bilotto

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467123297

Category: History

Page: 128

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Situated on scenic Mount Beacon in New York State's Hudson River Valley is a great American achievement and engineering marvel almost lost to history. Opened in 1902, the Mount Beacon Incline Railway served locals, revelers, sightseers, and vacationers for nearly 100 years, riding them to the pinnacle of Mount Beacon for a 75-mile panoramic view, among other attractions. The incline was constructed when trains were king, and undeniably it emerged as a grand tourist destination; its notoriety was widespread, even earning the prized position as background of the majestic Empire State flag, as seen today. Eventually, the railway ceased operation and was shuttered. Today, with the planned restorative work of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society (MBIRRS), the prospect of reinstallation remains high. Along the Mount Beacon Incline Railway is a record to the celebrated history, preservation, and future of the railway in its natural setting.

Historic Beacon

But it took a manmade enterprise — the Mount Beacon Incline Railway — to
bring city and mountain before the world . Mt . Beacon , N . Y . POSTCARD VIEW
OF MOUNT BEACON INCLINE , C . 1905 . In its heyday the Mount Beacon
Incline ...

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Author: Robert J. Murphy

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738544914

Category: History

Page: 128

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Residents of Beacon, New York, are justifiably proud of a community that is rich in history and promise. In this exquisite collection of images, local historians Robert J. Murphy and Denise Doring VanBuren uncover the fascinating past of Beacon and the people who have called it home. The community's earliest permanent European settler was Madam Catheryna Rombout Brett, whose c. 1709 home is preserved within the city as the the oldest building in Dutchess County. Within the vicinity of the Madam Brett Homestead, two distinct villages grew: Matteawan, a manufacturing community at the foot of the mountain, and Fishkill Landing, a Hudson River port. Both villages prospered and eventually merged in 1913. Through the decades, the community was hailed as a model of a successful manufacturing center and became the location for several significant Hudson River estates. It played host to one of the longestrunning ferries in American history and introduced one of the first electric streetcar systems in the Hudson River Valley. Perhaps its most well-known feature was the Mount Beacon Incline Railway, a feat of engineering documented as the world's steepest incline railroad.

100 Great Places Just North of New York City

The Mount Beacon Incline Railway was once called The Eighth Wonder of the
World. It was a feat of engineering ... There, a trolley would wind through the city
on its way to the waiting incline railway at the base of Mt. Beacon. Then they
would ...

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Author: Steffen T. Kraehmer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780578028736

Category: Travel

Page: 358

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Exploring the Hudson Valley's 100 Great Places...Just North of New York City offers a plethora of historic and scenic locations for New York and New Jersey residents to visit. The 350-page topical guide is a comprehensive book for those visiting the Hudson Valley region. The book offers up-to-date descriptions, hundreds of websites for additional information, and more than 90 illustrations by Patricia Smith. New York State Senator William J. Larkin Jr. recently stated, The beauty and history of the Hudson Valley is vividly brought to life in Steffen Kraehmer's book Exploring the Hudson Valley's 100 Great Places. He highlights the area's best sites to visit, including one dear to my heart - The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor. This book is destined to become the premier visitor's guide for the Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley Ruins

SA Z Mount Beacon Incline Railway Powerhouse , Beacon The Mount Beacon
Incline was a funicular railway opened in 1902 to bring passengers to the 1,500
foot summit of Mount Beacon , at the east end of the city of Beacon ( then known
as ...

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Author: Thomas E. Rinaldi

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584655984

Category: Architecture

Page: 337

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An elegant homage to the many deserted buildings along the Hudson River--and a plea for their preservation.

Beacon Revisited

AN OUTING NEAR THE MOUNT BEACON MONUMENT , C. 1905. The Mount
Beacon Incline Railway made it possible for sightseers to experience the rugged
beauty of the mountaintop and still wear their finest attire . The facility of the ...

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Author: Robert J. Murphy

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738534501

Category: History

Page: 128

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Beacon has long been recognized for its historic significance, scenic beauty, and vibrant diversity. Now, this city on the Hudson is undergoing a dramatic renaissance to become a center for the arts as home to one of the world's largest contemporary collections at Dia:Beacon, site of the renowned Tallix Art Foundry, and the address of an increasing number of independent galleries. In Beacon Revisited, informative text is artfully combined with more than two hundred illustrations-many of them never before published-to celebrate Beacon's rich history and its promising future.

Hiking New York s Lower Hudson Valley

... take the one through the Hudson Highlands that traverses Breakneck Ridge on
its way to Mount Beacon. That should do it. The staircase is more than a courtesy
here; it follows the route of the Beacon Incline Railway, the remains of which ...

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Author: Randi Minetor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493029907

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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From the High Line on Manhattan's West Side to the historic Copake Iron Works in Taconic State Park, Hiking New York's Lower Hudson Valley features the best hiking routes between New York City and Albany, including several in the Catskills and western Connecticut. Whether you're looking for an unforgettable outdoor experience in the sloping hills around one of America's most beautiful and beloved waterways, or just wanting to escape the city for a few hours, veteran hikers Randi and Nic Minetor provide all the information you'll need to make it happen. Now powered with National Geographic's TOPO! Maps, Hiking New York's Lower Hudson Valley is your complete guide to getting out of the city, into the outdoors, and onto your next great adventure!

Annual Report

Xxxvi passenger train movements . xliii Middletown , electric railroad fare . lxxiii
Middletown , tests of gas .... .cxxxvi , cxxxviii ... Mountain Home Telephone Co. ,
service tests . .cxlii Mount Beacon Incline Railway Co. , operating revenue . lv
Mount Vernon ... charges , etc. , increases . xcvi service on U. & D. R. R. ,
complaint .

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Author: New York (State). Public Service Commission. 2d District

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3000569

Category:

Page:

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Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York

This company operates as lessee in connection with other operations the
property of Mount Beacon on Hudson Association . ... The receipts for the year
from operation of incline railway were $ 12,928 ; and from operation of hotel ,
casino , and ...

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Author: New York (State). Legislature. Assembly

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924093413833

Category: Government publications

Page:

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Annual Report of the Public Service Commission Second District

... I have inspected the Mount Beacon Incline railway and submit the following
report : This railroad is located in Dutchess ... extending from the base of Mt.
Beacon in the city of Beacon to the summit of the mountain , a distance of 2200
feet .

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Author: New York (State). Public Service Commission. Second District

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062259034

Category: Electric Utilities

Page:

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Report, with accompanying documents.

Transit Journal

During the next few weeks this company will award contracts to relay 6 miles of
track on paved streets in Sioux City . ... Mount Beacon Incline Railway ,
Matteawan , N. Y. — This company has placed contracts for 300 ft . of stone fill for
a trestle .

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105217539969

Category: Electric railroads

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Transportation Bulletin

A total of $ 1,104.95 was paid the New Haven Railroad , $ 46.50 to the Fishkill
Electric Railway for bus transfer in Beacon , $ 135.35 to the Mt. Beacon -
onHudson Association for rides on the Mt. Beacon Incline Railway and $ 163.46
for ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020936475

Category: Street-railroads

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The Historic Wallkill and Hudson River Valleys

BEACONCREST , " MOUNT BEACON , BEACON , N. Y. EACONCREST HOTEL ;
on historic Mt. Beacon is situated on the east bank of the Hudson River , 59 miles
from New York , directly opposite Newburg , is reached by the steepest incline in
the world , up the west spur of Mt. Beacon . ... The New York Central and Hudson
River Railroad , and the Newburgh , Dutchess & Connecticut Division of the ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89067472613

Category: Essex County (N.J.)

Page:

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The Street Railway Journal

The New Beacon Mountain Railway Lovers of picturesque mountain and river
scenery may now enjoy the unfolding of ... steep face of North Beacon , Fishkill
Mountains , by means of the incline railway opened to the public on Memorial
Day .

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89062791132

Category: Electric railroads

Page:

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The Keene Electric Railway

29 and Oct. 13 ) Bank charges , Sept. , Oct. 3.16 Balance in account Dec. 4 , 1957
$ 230.32 Hudson Association for rides on the Mt. Beacon Incline Railway and $
163.46 for printing , postage and telephone calls to promote the trip . 7 .

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Author: O. Richard Cummings

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112101481197

Category:

Page: 16

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Documents of the Senate of the State of New York

The bridge just south of Schoharie has two wooden stringers under each rail
resting on stone abutments and framed bents . ... Mount Beacon Incline railway ,
and respectfully submit the following report : The line ascends Mount Beacon , in
the ...

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Author: New York (State). Legislature. Senate

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2544362

Category:

Page:

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Annual Report

Ixxiii Middletown , tests of gas . .cxxxvi , cxxxviii , cxxxix Milk Producers , Niagara
County , complaint railroad service . ... tests . cxlii Mount Beacon Incline Railway
Co. , operating revenue . lv Mount Ve on , City , grade crossing elimination . lii ...

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Author: New York (State). Public Service Commission. 2nd district

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0004171674

Category: Electric utilities

Page:

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Toonervilles of the Empire State

The carbarn was on Main St. , Matteawan . In 1902 track from White's Corners to
Groveville Park was torn up and relaid to Wolcott Ave. , and to the foot of the Mt.
Beacon Incline Railway . In August of the same year the Citizens ' St. Ry.became
 ...

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Author: Felix E. Reifschneider

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006056769

Category: Electric railroads

Page: 38

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The Fire Observation Towers of New York State

Mount Beacon Town: Fishkill County: Dutchess Year Established: 1922, 1931 (
Steel) Make: Aermotor LS-40 Height: 60 ft. Summit Elevation: ... The original
observation station of 1922 was an open rock outpost and in 1931 a steel tower
was erected. I hiked to this tower ... and South Beacon. The trail I took started at
the parking lot at the base of North Beacon where the old incline railway started
its climb ...

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Author: Paul Laskey

Publisher: Mkl Pub.

ISBN: CORNELL:31924103578807

Category: Fire lookout stations

Page: 130

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New York Walk Book

to Mt . Taurus and Cold Spring , and to Avenue to the Casino ( 1136 feet ) at the
the left provides a walk through the top of ... Mt . Beacon Incline Rail - South
Beacon . way , which runs from near Howland COLD SPRING AND MOUNT
TAURUS ...

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Author: Raymond H. Torrey

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001127076

Category: New Jersey

Page: 336

View: 664

Scientific American

MOUNT BEACON INCLINE RAILWAY . Scientific American BUILDING
MONTHLY ESTABLISHED IN 1885 Because it illustrates. number ... The seats
are set at such an angle as to be level when the car is on the steepest portion of
the incline .

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000018628425

Category: Mechanics

Page:

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