MID-HUDSON NEWS – Scenic Hudson is working with a local community group to rebuild the Beacon Incline Railway up the side of Mount Beacon. Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan said it faces a tough time of raising the millions needed, but it is possible. “The Incline faces a challenging financial fundraising effort, but they have terrific leadership, a good board and I think a very promising future.
HUDSON VALLEY MAGAZINE - The Mount Beacon Incline hike follows the route once taken by the railway. Led by interpretive guides from the Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society, who are trying to rebuild the mountain’s funicular railway...the hike ends at the summit, which [Ramble director Mark] Castiglione cites as “one of the most spectacular views in the Hudson Valley.”
HV BIZ MAGAZINE - Bringing back the old Beacon Incline Railway might be an uphill endeavor, but like the trip up Mount Beacon itself, the payoff is worth the effort. That is the bottom-line rationale being cited by supporters to buttress the once-quixotic proposal to restore the famous Beacon Incline Railway, which they tout as an economic winner for the city and the entire region.
POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - The group backing the reconstruction of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway now has a study that puts some numbers behind ideas of what it could do for the region's economy. The findings come from a study that was a student project under Dr. Dean Dudley, an associate professor of economics at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
YNN NEWS - From the turn of the last century to 1978, the fastest way to the top of Mount Beacon was on rails that carried the Mount Beacon Incline Railway. The organization that is trying to restore this railway says a quick way to those million dollar views will mean millions for the local economy.