- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) - A legal battle between the Catskill Mountain Railroad and Ulster County has been resolved.

County Executive Mike Hein says the railroad has agreed to suspend the lawsuit it filed against the county in 2013 and end its scenic train operation at the end of its contract with the county next month.

The railroad filed its lawsuit after Hein announced plans to convert most of the 38-mile county-owned tracks into a recreational trail. Hein later proposed a compromise that would allow train rides to continue on two segments of the tracks.

The county is seeking proposals from tourist train operators for the two segments after Catskill Mountain Railroad’s lease expires May 31. The Catskill Mountain Railroad is expected to be among those submitting proposals.


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