Ashlesha Patil

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How to get passenger trains on the Housatonic Line – CT Mirror

This article appeared in the CT Mirror on September 6, 2021. The author's explanation of the need for interstate cooperation is directly relevant to the MassDOT proposal for a Western Mass Rail Authority, which you can read more about here. How to get passenger trains on the Housatonic Line by ANDREW JENNINGS Passenger trains to Northwest [...]

North Atlantic Rail

From Bloomberg CityLab: Is This High-Speed Train the First Megaproject of the Biden Era? The president promised to go big on infrastructure. The $105 billion plan between Boston and New York City definitely fits the bill. Conceived more than a decade ago and launched as a private initiative in 2017, the North Atlantic Rail project looks a lot [...]

By |2021-08-08T23:44:44+00:00August 8th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Massachusetts-Connecticut Railroad Days

On Saturday July 17, 2021 we hosted a meet-and-greet during Railroad Days in Canaan, CT. Speakers included MA Rep Smitty Pignatelli, Canaan Selectman Christian Allyn, bestselling author Simon Winchester, and the Train Campaign's Karen Christensen. Here's the entire hour at Railroad Days recorded by our friends at CTSB TV: click here to watch online or tune [...]

By |2023-03-31T13:30:51+00:00August 8th, 2021|News|0 Comments

1972: Train Service to Upper Harlem Valley Terminated

There have been several women active in campaigning for passenger rail in the tristate region. One was Mrs. Gerald Carson. We wonder what her name was! By Harold Faber; Special to The New York Times - March 26, 1972 Train Service to Upper Harlem Valley Terminated CHATHAM, N.Y., March 25 — The last passenger train from Chatham [...]

By |2021-08-08T23:10:02+00:00August 8th, 2021|History|0 Comments

From 1991: “The Housatonic, the Little Railroad That Could, and Did”

The Housatonic, the Little Railroad That Could, and Did - New York Times By Randall Beach Feb. 10, 1991 A version of this article appears in print on Feb. 10, 1991, Section 12CN, Page 1 of the National edition with the headline: The Housatonic, the Little Railroad That Could, and Did. NINE years ago, John Hanlon Jr. heard about an overgrown, [...]

By |2021-05-31T17:08:38+00:00May 31st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Guest Post: Letter to MassDOT from Steve Strauss, NYS Council Representative – Rail Passengers Association

This letter was sent to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation during the comment period for the draft East-West Rail Study by Steve Strauss, and is published as a guest post with his permission.  Thank you for the opportunity to comment on MassDOT’s East-West Rail Study.  The document represents an informative first step with good documentation [...]

By |2020-12-05T15:11:25+00:00December 5th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

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