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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|Blog, Photo album|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|Blog, Photo album|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|Blog|0 Comments

Housatonic Line Project Webinar (from our archives)

This interactive webinar had some 25 participants and was held online in 2013, before the 2014 purchase by Massachusetts Department of Transportation of the 37-mile railway line in Massachusetts. The speakers came from the Housatonic Railroad Company and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission. If you want to understand the background for today's discussion of the [...]

By |2018-09-05T05:48:55+00:00May 21st, 2018|Notes|0 Comments

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