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Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad

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Address: 136 Main St, Milford, NY 13807, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1225
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+1 607-432-2429

Owned and operated by the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society and...

Owned and operated by the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society and Leatherstocking Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, this scenic railroad features vintage cars, steel-truss bridges and a restored Milford (N.Y.) depot as a destination.

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Great Night Out on an Old Train

While hitting locations on the Cooperstown Beverage Trail, the GPS screwed up; we were on our way to Cooperstown Brewing Company but ended a block short and came upon a old train... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Steve T
Sayville, New York
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Had a great time. Everyone was friendly and the children loved meeting Santa. It was well organized so there was always something to do.

Thank lollipopG2002
Sayville, New York
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

While hitting locations on the Cooperstown Beverage Trail, the GPS screwed up; we were on our way to Cooperstown Brewing Company but ended a block short and came upon a old train. Our first question was...do you know where the Brewery is (for the record, it's right behind the tracks... next right SIRI) the next question was . . .... More 

3 Thank Steve T
Grand Island, New York, United States
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

We took their fall foliage excursion on Columbus Day. The weather was perfect and the trip was nice. It takes about 2 hours for the whole thing. The train heads down the valley north towards Cooperstown. You can sit in a dining car, regular car and they have an open car which was perfect for this day. They do have... More 

Thank Earl R
Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

Got much more than we excepted. It was a bargain. Got a large buffet dinner of authentic German food. Stopped for an hour and a half up the line to a pavilion where they had a great German band and the staff was wonderful. We had a great time.

Thank Larry H
Oneonta, New York
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Way over priced. do the Adirondack or the Rodchester ride don't waste the money. It is about double the others.

Thank Thomas H
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped by on an off day with our young son, who loves all things train related. One of the volunteer staff went out of his way to give us a tour and information on the railroad, his knowledge & enthusiasm were contagious! This location should be much higher on the "things to do" list.

Thank RamblinMurphy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Congrats to the railroad , volunteers, and private motorcar (speeder) owners for a wonderful time this past weekend. The public was allowed to go through equipment normally off-limits and ride on several speeders, velocipedes and handcars much to the joy of the children. The inside Lionel model railroad gave much enjoyment to a throng of youngsters who ran the 3... More 

2 Thank D N J T
Albany, New York
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

My friend and I decided to ride the rails and hopefully enjoy good food, and entertainment. What we discovered was excessive drinking, cigarette smoke, and pipes of pot being passed around stinking up the air while we tried to listen to the band!!!! People were hitting the bar car hard and carrying four to five cans of beer with them... More 

1 Thank Ann P
Cooperstown, New York
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Maybe something children might enjoy. Very pricey for a slow train ride from it's origin, then back to it's origin. Went on here twice. Once with a class trip and once with a friend. Too loud outside for a conversation. Perhaps more enjoyable for a tourist wanting to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage that Upstate has to offer. Will not... More 

2 Thank yolanda g
Albany, New York
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Yesterday a group of friends organized a superb outing on The C&CV riding the Ice Cream train north from Milford Depot. The railroad folks very generously loaded twelve canoes and kayaks on their flatbed and then let us off the train just south of Cooperstown. We put the canoes and kayaks in the river and paddled back down to a... More 

5 Thank PeterinAlbany

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