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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|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

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|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

MA train station study endorsed

BRPC Concludes Train Station Study, Encourages Towns To Stay Involved By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission's Metropolitan Planning Organization endorsed Tuesday the study commissioned by the federal government and Housatonic Railroad for station locations. Four towns have been cited as the best locations to host stations — Pittsfield, Sheffield, Great Barrington [...]

By |2018-09-05T06:01:54+00:00November 25th, 2014|Train Blog|0 Comments

Return of rail service within reach

Return of rail service within reach Support grows for this vital aspect of our 21st century transportation infrastructure This article by Karen Christensen was published in the September 2014 issue of Berkshire Trade and Commerce. Click here to download the PDF and see below for link to entire issue. “I know you,” the woman at the tag [...]

By |2018-09-05T06:06:28+00:00August 12th, 2014|Miscellaneous|1 Comment

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