Monthly Archives: August 2018

Become a Train Angel

The Train Campaign is run by volunteers, but we need funds in order to undertake many vital activities: keep you up to date on policy developments and make it easy to contact legislators provide regular updates about new train and transport projects enhance our website with town-level information and a "last mile" information page extend [...]

By |2021-05-04T17:36:29+00:00August 21st, 2018|Train Blog|0 Comments

New Welded Track in place along the Housatonic Line

Modern welded rail track comes in 1/4-mile sections. It is brought in on special rail cars. As the cars roll along, sections of rail are off-loaded. You can see them along the Housatonic Line from the Connecticut border to Pittsfield. Here is an example of the rail lying along the old jointed track in downtown [...]

By |2018-09-05T05:46:50+00:00August 21st, 2018|Train Blog|0 Comments

New Housatonic Rail Arriving in Berkshire County

Here is a video clip of the new Housatonic rail track being delivered to the Berkshires for upgrades to the line. Once these upgrades are complete, the Housatonic Line will have the capacity for passenger service, as well as existing freight service. Modern welded rail track comes in 1/4-mile sections so moving it is quite [...]

By |2018-08-26T20:32:13+00:00August 21st, 2018|Train Blog|0 Comments

Train Cocktail Menu for the Bar Car Benefit

Bar Car Benefit Train Cocktail Menu below, devised by Number Ten bar manager, cocktail master, and Train Campaign supporter David Guenette: Not Nostalgia, but the Future! A Fundraising and Q&A Event Special Cocktail Menu All Special Cocktails, $12.00 Number Ten Restaurant and Bar, 10 Castle Street, Great Barrington No. 10 Manhattan Woodford Reserve Bourbon or [...]

By |2018-08-21T23:30:57+00:00August 21st, 2018|Train Blog|0 Comments

Get ready for our Bar Car Benefit at Number Ten on Castle Street

Bar Car Hours for Train Campaign supporters. Join us for casual conversation about the work underway on the Berkshire (Housatonic) Line & other rail projects. Donors to the Train Campaign, in the form of an Annual Membership ($25 per individual/$45 per couple) or Company sponsorships ($250 or more) will receive a free “Bar Car” beer or [...]

By |2018-08-21T23:53:43+00:00August 6th, 2018|Train Blog|0 Comments

A big thank-you to the companies that sponsor the Train Campaign

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