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The branches of the New Haven Line, in pictures Trains Photos

Yesterday I featured the only outstanding New Haven Line branch station on our Tuesday Tour, Springdale. Now that the branches are complete, I thought it might be nice to post one of my favorite images from each station in a single gallery. It gives you a quick idea of what each branch is like, and a glimpse into the life of a commuter from each station. The locales photographed vary from outstanding examples of historical stations and well-known landmarks, to bare-bones, concrete platforms that are just barely stations. Each branch terminates at a historically-important station, though only one of the...

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Tuesday Tour of the New Haven Line: Springdale Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

Photo of Springdale station, April 1933 Faithful readers, our tour of the New Haven Line is heading into the final stretch. We’ve featured about three-quarters of all New Haven Line stations, including Metro-North’s newest station. I figured that today would be a great day to finally finish up the branch line stations, with the only outstanding station from the New Canaan Branch: Springdale. Springdale is a section of Stamford, and the station is one of three located in that city. It is situated in between Glenbrook and Talmadge Hill, and like those stations, is relatively unremarkable and fairly run-of-the-mill in...

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Weekly News Roundup, 12/23 Trains

Here’s this week’s news, on this incredibly grey and rainy day. Connecticut to get quiet car trial When Metro-North started doing trials for their “Quiet CALMute” quiet car program, it only included the Harlem and Hudson Lines. Starting January 9th, however, quiet cars will be appearing on the New Haven Line. The Connecticut Commuter Council’s Jim Cameron blogged about it, and to my amusement said, “treat passengers like adults and they’ll act that way.” I would very much like to ride Jim Cameron’s train, where all the passengers act like adults. You know, where people don’t hide in the bathroom...

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Tuesday Tour of the New Haven Line: Milford Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

On today’s Tuesday Tour we’ll be taking a quick look at Milford station. Milford is actually the first New Haven Line station I had ever been to, many years ago. In terms of photography, however, it was one of the last stations I photographed earlier this month. At about 63 miles from Grand Central, it is at the end portion of the New Haven main line. Travel time to the city is around an hour and a half or more. Years ago the platform at the station was only long enough to accommodate four train cars, however it has been...

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Tuesday Tour of the New Haven Line: Glenbrook Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

Glenbrook station, 1935 If there was ever to be a competition for the most seemingly mundane station on the New Haven Line, the station our tour visits today, Glenbrook, would be high on the list of contenders (likely along with Ansonia). Glenbrook is along the New Canaan Branch, just north of Stamford, and about 35 miles from Grand Central. The four-car platform is wedged between two grade crossings, and faces the backs of several buildings. Besides the bus stop style shelters on the platform, there is no canopy, and no protection from the elements. Like the rest of the stations...

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New Haven Line: Complete Photos

Last weekend when I visited Fairfield Metro, I had officially completed the New Haven Line. I have been to every active station, on the main line and the three branches. However, at the current rate of a station per week, it will be another few months before all of the stations have been posted as a Tuesday Tour. First station photographed: Danbury, March 20th First station posted: Bethel, May 17th Last station photographed: Fairfield Metro, December 3rd Photographic proof of my achievement can be found below (as I also did for the Harlem Line). At quite a few stations I...

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