Tourist & Museum Railways in
Former Delaware & Hudson Railroad Alco RS-36 #5019,
now in Upper Hudson River Railroad livery, at Riverside Station.
Scenic Railroad Utica to Big Moose, about 63 miles (101 km).
Possible future extension from Big Moose to Tupper Lake. Standard gauge,
diesel hauled. Trains serving the whole line operate only on certain
days during the summer and early autumn. Shorter journeys starting
from Utica or Thendara operate from May to October and in December.
Interchange with Amtrak services at Utica.
& Attica Railroad Arcade to Curriers, about 7 miles (11 km).
Standard gauge, steam or diesel hauled. Operates weekends late May to
October, weekends in early December, also Fridays in July and August.
Longer journeys, from Arcade to North Java (15 miles, 24 km) operate
a few times each year or by private charter
- Catskill Mountain
Railroad Kingston (Westbrook Lane) to West Hurley, about 5 miles
(8 km). Operates Saturdays from late May to early September, weekends
in October and December. Standard gauge, diesel hauled.
- Cooperstown &
Charlotte Valley Railroad Milford to Cooperstown, about 7 miles
(11 km). An extension is proposed from Milford to Cooperstown Junction,
a further 8 miles (13 km). Standard gauge, diesel hauled. Passengers
may board at either terminus, but a round trip is only possible from
Milford. Operates Thursdays, June to August, on other days for special
events, and by private charter.
- Delaware &
Ulster Railroad Arkville to Roxbury, about 12 miles (19 km).
Standard gauge, diesel hauled. Operates weekends July to October.
A dining train operates at certain times and is available for
Island Live Steamers miniature railway with over ¾ mile (1.4 km) of
7¼ in (184 mm) gauge track and nearly ¼ mile (305 m) of smaller gauges.
Mostly steam hauled. Open to the public two Sundays each month from
May to October.
- Medina Railroad Museum Medina to Lockport, about
17 miles (27 km) on the lines of Finger Lakes Railway. Depending on date,
boarding pont is either Medina, Lockport or Brockport. Standard gauge,
diesel hauled. Various dates, mainly in September, October and
- New York Museum of Transportation in Rush, near
Rochester, offers rides (weather permitting) in standard gauge works
vehicles and in historic trams on Sundays from mid May to October.
Explorers (Catskills Division): railbikes (pedal powered rail
speeders) from Phoenicia to Mount Tremper, about 4 miles (6 km).
Operates Thursdays to Sundays, late May to early September, daily
(except Independence Day) July and August.
- Railroad Museum of
Long Island has a miniature railway at its Riverhead site.
Site is open Saturdays, late May to early September
(Website contains few details relating to railway)
Rail railbikes (pedal powered rail speeders) on a 3 mile (5 km)
section of line starting about 5 miles (8 km) from North Creek.
Joining point is North Creek station, from where there is a shuttle
bus. Operates weekends and certain other days mid May to late October,
daily late June to early September.
- Trolley Museum of
New York historic trams (trolleys) on a 1½ mile (2 km) line in
Kingston, with several stops including the Trolley Museum. Operates
weekends and holidays from May to early October, a few days at other
times of year, and by private charter.