Four cars in a train heading south on the railroad trestle through Catskill broke loose when the train derailed and plummeted onto Main Street in a spectacular derailment in 1978. The cars, all tankers, were empty when they fell. Had they been fully loaded with oil or other hazardous material, the explosion and fire would have been catastrophic.

With railroads running over and through the streets of Catskill and crossing the business district in the heart of Hudson several times daily, we have a vested interest in safety.

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