In the Catskill mountains in upstate New York, restoring the railway system along the Ashokan Reservoir can significantly help bring prosperity to Ulster County’s economy. If a public-private non-profit partnership funds repair and maintenance of the railbed, then leasing the rails for commercial operation becomes a sure money-maker. The key element is for each township to open up to a regional awareness. Acting as separate entities cannot carry the charge that working together will. A short, informative, highly entertaining video elaborates on the great gains the area will derive from putting this charming tourist train route back into service.
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