The 3 ft narrow gauge Mount Beacon Incline Railway was a popular tourist attraction in Beacon, New York, United States, and the neighboring Town of Fishkill. It operated for much of the 20th century, providing sweeping views of the Hudson Valley, and efforts continue to restore it today.
The Otis Elevator Company and Mohawk Construction opened the railway on Memorial Day, 1902. Sixty thousand fares were sold in its first year; two decades later that had almost doubled. Riders were often day visitors from New York who came up the Hudson River by steamboat to Newburgh and then took a ferry to Beacon. After a trolley trip to the base station on Wolcott Avenue, the railway would take them up to the 1,540-foot northern summit via an average gradient of 65% and a maximum gradient of 74%, the steepest in existence while the railroad operated.
Official website http://www.inclinerailway.org/
Phone +1 845 765 3262
Coordinates 41°29'26.999" N -73°57'20.002" E