Day At The Track

Story of E.H. Harriman's In cline Railroad

06:45 AM 13 Oct 2016 NZDT
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Alex Prizgintas
Alex Prizgintas, a junior at Monroe Woodbury High School, local history buff and seasoned presenter will provide an overview of the history of this private railway.

Goshen, NY - Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and learn about the little known and shortest railroad in our region, the E.H. Harriman Incline Railroad. Alex Prizgintas, a junior at Monroe Woodbury High School, local history buff and seasoned presenter will provide an overview of the history of this private railway.

Built in 1904 by railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman to help in the construction of his mansion, Arden House, it continued to serve the mansion into the 1920's transporting visitors and supplies up the mountain to Harriman's expansive estate. "The cut for the incline railroad can still be seen when you travel west on the Quickway and is one remaining clues about the history of our region" explains Alex. Prizgintas' lecture will feature over 100 images that tell the story of Harriman's arrival in Orange County, the purchase of more than 2,900 acres of land, and the arduous planning and construction of Arden House and some of the surrounding properties.

Dinner, dessert and soft beverages included. Admission is $20 - Museum Members $18. Reservations Required. Please call 845-294-6330 for reservations by noon, October 24, 2016.

For further information about the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, the museum's educational workshops or children's birthday parties, please contact the Education Department at (845) 294-6330 or

e-mail at education@harnessmuseum.com. For information on all the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com. The museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY and is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Fall Dinner & Lecture Series

"Stone Arches, Rock Cuts, and a Trip to the Summit,"

The Story of E.H. Harriman's Incline Railroad

Presented by Alex Prizgintas

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

240 Main Street, Goshen, NY

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