Ashokan Reservoir Railroading

There remains an intense interest in the building of the Ashokan Reservoir among local citizens.  Last year we were gifted a collection of period photographs from a relative of someone who worked at the Ashokan during its construction.  Here are a few railroad related images and another transportation picture featuring mules. Some of these will find their way into our new documentary on Rails To The Catskills, now in production. 

Today we traveled on the Delaware and Ulster Railroad ride and enjoyed the beginning of fall scenery from Arkville to Roxbury and back.  I highly recommend it.  The video we shot will also become part of the history of railroading in the Catskills.  More about that in a later post.

For now, enjoy these glimpses of trains at work building the Ashokan.  The above link will take you to the trailer for our highly popular documentary Deep Water: Building the Catskill Water System.