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The Empire State Railway Museum Pays Homage to Steam Locomotives

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A resident of Westbury, NY, Valerie Varnuska possesses numerous interests, ranging from stargazing to watching operas. Valerie Varnuska also takes great interest in locomotives.

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The Empire State Railway Museum Pays Homage to Steam Locomotives

  1. 1. The Empire State Railway Museum Pays Homage to Steam Locomotives Valerie Varnuska
  2. 2. Introduction • A resident of Westbury, NY, Valerie Varnuska possesses numerous interests, ranging from stargazing to watching operas. Valerie Varnuska also takes great interest in locomotives. In Phoenicia, New York, locomotive enthusiasts can visit the Empire State Railway Museum. Situated in the Catskill Mountains, the museum pays homage to the Ulster & Delaware Railroad and its steam engines. It houses historical photos and artifacts, as well as serves as a restoration facility for three antique railway cars. Museum representatives also host seminars and invite visitors to partake in work sessions to gain a thorough understanding of trains.
  3. 3. Empire State Railway Museum • Among more recent additions to the museum are the Catskill Mountain Live Steamers, which give people the opportunity to experience travel aboard a locomotive powered by live steam or model diesel, and it operates alongside the Esopus Scenic Train. Engine 23, a 1910 Alco 2-8- 0 consolidation-type steam locomotive, is expected to join the fleet following its restoration. The museum anticipates the route to travel along the Ashokan Reservoir.

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