Empire State Railway Museum

The Empire State Railway Museum is a non-profit railroad museum located in the historic Ulster & Delaware Phoenicia Railroad Station, Phoenicia, New York.

The museum has seasonal exhibits in the station. The station also serves as a stop on the Catskill Mountain Railroad.

The museum is the owner of several pieces of vintage railway equipment, including former LS&I No. 23, a 2-8-0 steam locomotive being restored to operating service in conjunction with the Catskill Mountain Railroad in Kingston, New York.

Additionally, the museum owns two former D&H and B&M wooden baggage cars, a 1926 Ex-CV Auto Carrier Car, and a steel Ex-New Haven caboose, which are in storage on the museum's siding in Phoenicia, New York.

Finally, the museum owns an Ex-NYC No. 519, Ex-D&H No. 154 type D-74 heavyweight diner, the Lion Gardiner, which is in storage outside of Kingston, New York.

The museum was also the publisher of the Annual Guide to Tourist Railroads and Museums until the 2006 edition, the 41st.

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