Music, entertainment, local flavor and fun
Board our exciting journey back in time as the Catskill Mountain Railroad celebrates the legend of the Great Train Robbery - The classic 1903 silent movie by the same name – shot on the New York state rails.
This interactive adventure will kick off at the Westbrook Station in Kingston NY and travel up the Hurley Flats. Expect the unexpected as this excursion includes a stop at a local festival with live music and vendors serving up some of the best local flavors in town.
Seating is open, so it’s suggested you arrive approximately a half hour early and pick your spot in one of our covered flat cars or inside one of our historic coaches.
Please make our crew aware in if someone in your party may have difficulty navigating steps and require additional assistance or enjoy and alternate detour.
All real money “robbed” will be donated to a local charity.
More about the Great Train Robbery - Filmed in November 1903 at Edison's New York studio, at Essex County Park in New Jersey, and along the Lackawanna railroad and released in December 1903, "The Great Train Robbery" is considered to be one of the first significant early US narrative films. Greatly influenced by the British film "Daring Daylight Robbery" (1903) it introduced many new cinematic techniques (cross cutting, double exposure, camera movement and location shooting) to American audiences. It was directed by Edwin S Porter and stars Justus D. Barnes as the head bandit, G. M. Anderson as a slain passenger and a robber, Walter Cameron as the sheriff. Original film in the public domain. Print provided by the US Library of Congress. Film remastered, tinted and new soundtrack added in 2011 by The VIdeo Cellar.
Our Community Affiliate
Kenco KingstonKenco the work and play outfitter, is a locally owned and operated family business. Kenco's doors first opened in 1982 on Rock City Road in Woodstock, NY, and was committed to the proposition that hard workers needed clothing and gear to match their ambition. Since then we have moved to Hurley Mountain rd, off of route 28, but we have applied the same principle and grown to include clothing and footwear for working, outdoor adventure, and casual Catskill living. Kenco is the place to go to for knowledge and gear in the sports of kayaking and boating, camping and hiking, archery, snowboarding, and fly fishing. All of our products are chosen by our excellent staff who, unlike in most big box stores, actually spend time in the outdoors. Always friendly, and decidedly non corporate, you are always welcome.
Great Train Robbery Events:
- July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
- July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
- July 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
- August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
- August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
- August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
- September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
- September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
- September 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT