The fall foliage train is back on track in the Catskills. What a relief! the ride along the Esopus River is very scenic and taking a train ride is a great way to see the fall foliage. All this was in jeopardy because Hurricane Irene caused extensive damage to the track;
I was concerned about the loss of the entire season because these rides bring tourist dollars to the area and would be a significant loss to the economy.
So plan to board the train this fall for a very scenic ride and keep in mind that the money you spend will contribute to the recovery of the area.
For details on the tours visit the Catskill Mountain Railroad website
In the meanwhile, here is a short video of a trip I took on the rail to see the fall foliage 2 years ago