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  1. Bob says:

    Nice to see them working on the interior. I went out looking for old stations along the line about a month ago (and stopped at Canaan of course). There are a lot of nice old stations still along the line (most now private). You’re right, the station does look a lot more alive with a train at the platform. How far did they go on the train ride?

    • Bob says:

      Just saw your picture of the schedule. Looks like they went all the way to Stockbridge.

      • Emily says:

        The day I went, the train only went up to Great Barrington. All of the days, however, people were not permitted to get off the train at either GB or Stockbridge stations. You pretty much got to the station and turned back around.

  2. John Lang says:

    Glad you made it up to the station and saw the inside and took the train ride. Our club had a couple of small model RR. layouts running in the station. I was there on both Saturdays (one of the many gray haired guys with the green shirts and green hats). Would have like to have met you in person. Nice pictures of the train at the station and on the ride. As the other poster said there are many more restored and beautiful station all along the Berkshire line from New Milford up to Pittsfield.

    Regards, John

    • Emily says:

      I definitely looked at the model RR layouts, and you might have even saw me walking around. I took a few photos, but I didn’t think they did those amazing layouts justice, and thus did not post them. Actually – you said you were there on both Saturdays, I ended up going on the last Sunday, so perhaps you were not there that day.

      As for the other stations, I’ve posted New Milford, Stockbridge, and Lenox previously. You mention Pittsfield though, is the original station still there?

      • John Lang says:

        Thanks for the comments on our layouts. As for Pittsfield I know that the New Haven Berkshire line trains used to share a station with the New York Central’s Boston and Albany trains. I do not believe that they had there own station but someone correct me if I am wrong. As far as I know that station used to be located were the present transportion center (Amtrak Lake Shore Limited stop) is now. I did take a few trains on the NYC out of that old station back in the 60’s to Syracuse. As for other Berkshire Line stations north of New Milford other than the ones that you have covered that come to mind are, Gaylordsville (Merwinsville Hotel (link: http://www.merwinsvillehotel.org), Kent (restored art gallery?), Cornwall Bridge (private residense?). West Cornwall (private next to covered bridge), GT. Barrington (private fenced off), Rising (Alice’s Church not a station but of Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant fame next to tracks), Housatonic (standing not in good shape), and Lee (Sullivans Restaurant). I may have missed a few so if anyone else has any thoughts please jump in.


  3. robert cullen says:

    I was visiting friends who had recently purchased a house in Milbook and used that as an excuse to check out what was left of the “Upper Harlem Division”. It was truly a sad sight to see. I drove east into Connecticut and stopped at the Canaan station. What amazed me was the south facing station identification sign attatched to the platform canopy was still as clear as could be. It was obviously from the Penn Central days since it had a Penn Central green backround and the lettering at an angle. No peeling was visible . The only thing was the name Canaan was in a tan color instead of bright white. Perhaps this had been caused by the elements. To me it was amazing after all this time.

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