Assemblyman Frank Skartados (D-104th District) has announced the award of a $100,000 New York State Capital Projects Grant to the Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society.
Skartados called upon leaders, philanthropists and citizens at all levels to support the incline restoration effort. He is seeking additional funding for the restoration. Skartados also explained that his office, Scenic Hudson, and the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have begun discussions on the prospect of integrating the restored incline railway into the Hudson Highlands State Park.
“We appreciate Assemblyman Skartados’ support and applaud his recognition of the cultural and economic benefits the incline railway will deliver to our entire region,” said Mike Colarusso, Incline Society president.
The Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit historical society. Its mission is to restore, operate and maintain the Incline Railway on Beacon Mountain, the highest peak in New York’s Hudson Highlands. The railway is located in Mount Beacon Park, created on 234 acres of land owned and preserved by Scenic Hudson.