UDRRHS Brodhead's Bridge
Brown's StationEastbound to Kingston Point
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  Brodhead's Bridge. Soon after leaving Brown's, the train rounds a graceful curve to the right for two miles, and the Esopus creek is again encountered, for the first since leaving Kingston. The stream here divides above the bridge, forming a pretty little wooden island. Hereafter the track and this wayward current of maintain companionship for twenty miles and more, bending in and out, and crossing and recrossing the waters as the topography of the valley demands, though not implicitly following its every freak and whim. Between this point and Kingston, it winds its weary way over precipitous rocks, through wild ravines and alluvial and fertile meadows for many a mile far to the south. Crossing now the iron bridge, the train pulls up at Brodhead's Bridge Station. Many are attracted here by the surrounding landscape, with its diversity of broad meadows, towering mountain peaks, and shimmering trout streams. The little hamlet is scattered along the wooden banks of the creek near the base of High Point. Pine Island, which here parts the water of the Esopus, is a favorite spot for a hammock and a dream, with the rhythmic swirl and gurgle of the rushing waters on either side, and the symphonic whispers of spreading hemlocks over head. Four gamey streams wend their way through forest and field in different directions. One of these leaps over the ledge not far distant in a sparkling cascade known as Bridal Veil Falls. A more extended waterfall, however, is Bishop Falls, two miles down the Esopus, a favorite afternoon ramble with many, who liken it to the famous Horse-Shoe Falls at Niagara, in shape. Back of the station is a large bluestone yard, where the various processes of rubbing, planning and finishing huge, flat stones for market is in active operation. The stone is carted from the numerous quarries on the surrounding mountain slopes, and shipped by rail to tide-water when finished for use.
  The Catskills Mountains, The most picturesque Mountain region on the Globe,
published by the Ulster & Delaware Railroad, 1902