POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - A number of projects and activities are in the works this year to boost tourism in the mid-Hudson Valley....Work continues this year on restoring the Mount Beacon Incline Railway with a capital campaign feasibility study under way....The nonprofit Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society needs to raise at least $20 million, said Ann Lynch, board president of the organization.

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NEW YORK TIMES - For modern travelers, transportation is less a marvel than a necessity, and it can be joyless: squishing into a sticky airplane seat, grabbing a still-warm subway pole or slumping behind a steering wheel and hoping you make it home in time for supper. But in 1902, when the Mount Beacon Incline Railway — then the world’s steepest passenger funicular — began operations in Beacon, N.Y., the journey was still paramount...

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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - A new study will help the Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society complete business planning for a reconstructed tourist railway.The study will examine annual operating costs, recommend staffing and facility requirements, and address environmental and infrastructure issues, among other business considerations, said Anne Lynch, Society president and CEO.   

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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - The Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society has reached a crucial juncture - one that it hopefully will pass to create another tourist mecca for the Mid-Hudson Valley.  

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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.

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