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Walkway elevator – Upper Landing Park

Posted on:
14. March 2013
Author:
Kevin

updated Bergman and Associates 2010 map- the park boundries are aproximate , a best guess at this point     In December of last year I went to Water Street here in the city of Poughkeepsie,where the Walkway cross over, for an end of the year look.With a bit less than a month left in 2012,there still, was […]

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unhappy trails

Posted on:
20. February 2012
Author:
Kevin

  Here in the mid Hudson Valley we have reached an interesting milestone in trail development.With the opening of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail phase 2 east extension,to the west end of the Walkway,October 2,2010,and the opening of the pase 3 southern section of the Dutchess Rail Trail during the Memorial day weekend last year,the […]

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thanks for the trailways

Posted on:
26. January 2012
Author:
Kevin

we thank you!   Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D) 22nd district at the Hudson Valley RT phase 2 eastern extension grand opening,October 2,2010.This event coincided with the 1st year aniversary of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Park opening.As part of the ceremonies,Congressman Maurice Hinchey,along with Senator Charles Schumer and many others who supported the Walkway,were […]

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Dutchess Rail Trail south

Posted on:
2. July 2011
Author:
Kevin

Memorial Day 2011 05-29-11 Sunday – Dutchess Rail Trail phase 3 and 1 I did not find out about the ribbon cutting ceremony for this newest,and longest,section of the rail trail until a few days before the Memorial day weekend.The ceremony would be at 10:00 AM on Thursday 05-21.I had prior commitments for that day […]

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Dutchess Rail Trail

Posted on:
26. April 2011
Author:
Kevin

04-21-11 phase 2 When I had checked the DC trails website for any updates,I had discovered that the old RR signal at Grand Ave.,in the town of Poughkeepsie,had been restored.It had been removed for restoration during the summer of last year and was put back in place in late November fully restored.I rode to the Grand […]

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Hudson Valley Rail Trail

Posted on:
8. April 2011
Author:
Kevin

04-03-11   As was last year during my first ride across the Walkway,there was snow on the higher peaks of the Catskills.In spite of what the calender said,it was more fall like with fall-like brisk winds and tempature in the the mid 40s.I would estimate, at mid span on the Walkway,the peak wind speed must have […]

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Hudson Valley Rail Trail phase 2

Posted on:
7. November 2010
Author:
Kevin

10-02-10   When the Walkway opened to the public October 3 last year,there was a renewed interest for the original concept of this RT to extend eastward to meet with the Walkway.When the original section of the RT opened in 1997,it was thought construction on the Walkway would begin soon after.However the Walkway went into […]

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Dutchess Rail Trail – phase 3 construction

Posted on:
9. October 2010
Author:
Kevin

09-26-10   On my way to check on the progress,or lack thereof, of the phase 3 construction work at Titusville Rd.in the town of LaGrange,I had stoped at the Stewart’s on SR 55 in the town of Poughkeepsie. A DC water department truck pulled in to the Stewart’s parking lot.The ROW the rail trail is […]

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Hudson Valley Rail Trail – phase 2 construction

Posted on:
20. September 2010
Author:
Kevin

09-17-10 the rail trail extension (phase 2) is now paved! There is now a ribbon of asphalt extending 1.3 miles from the west end of the Walkway under Mile Hill Road,under rt 9W, and over Vineyard Ave., past the newley paved parking lot at Commercial Ave. to the east end of the old phase 1 original 1997 […]

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Labor Day Weekend 2010

Posted on:
15. September 2010
Author:
Kevin

The weather during the week preceding the weekend was very summer-like with temps in the mid 90’s. There was an Ozone alert one day. Summer’s last stand.To make things interesting there was a major hurricane,Earl,that was taking an express ride up the east coast. A little bit the wrong way in its projected path, could mean […]

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