TIMES HERALD-RECORD - The Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society wants you to take a hike. Specifically, a hike to the tippity-top of the highest peak in the Hudson Highlands, where you not only can see forever, but also see why you should get behind the society's plans to restore the incline.
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.
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...
TIMES HERALD-RECORD - Will the Mount Beacon Incline Railway be the next Walkway Over the Hudson? The City of Beacon sure hopes so. And wouldn't a fully incline be the perfect icing on the city's 100th anniversary cake in 2013?
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.
MID-HUDSON NEWS - The Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society hopes to break ground to rebuild the historic railroad in 2013, the 100th birthday of the City of Beacon.
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.
DAILY FREEMAN - Restorationists have set their sights on bringing back to life the Mount Beacon Incline Railway, which has been out of commission for some 27 years. The inclined railroad, which climbed the steep Mount Beacon to its crest from 1902 through 1978, would cost millions to rebuild.
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.