Mount Beacon Incline Railway and Power House

Destroyed by fire
Howland Ave. and Wolcott St., Beacon/Fishkill, New York

Photos 

Photo taken by John Reidy in June 2012

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Description 

Inclined Railway built ca. 1902 by the Otis Elevator Co. after the success of the Otis Elevating Railroad in the Catskills. Only 0.5 miles long, it rose 1540 ft. at an average 64% grade. Destroyed by fire in 1983, a local group plans to revive the railway.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 23, 1982
Reference number
82001151
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Rail-related
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant years
1901; 1902
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2015: Updated by Chester Gehman: Destroyed by fire
  • April 12, 2015: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added short description & photos.
  • April 12, 2015: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • July 18, 2013: New photos from John Reidy

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