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A Farewell to the FL9

After almost 50 years of service, the MTA is in the process of retiring its fleet of FL9 locomotives. On October 23, 2005 a special excursion was run up the Berkshire line to celebrate its history.

A set of pages has been put up capture some of the trip. Visit the Farewell to the FL9 Excursion to see the pictures.
Posted on Sunday, July 10

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A Farewell to the FL9

On October 23, 2005 the Metro North conducted a farewell tour for the FL9 locomotives. These workhorses served the New Haven railroad (NY, NH & H ) from the 1950's until now via the Metro North. The FL9 has the ability to operate via diesel power or directly from a thrid rail which makes them suitable for operations from New York City which doesn't allow combustion engines to more rural areas which may not be equipped with third rail equipment.

This tour also happened to travel through Western Connecticut via the Berkshite line. The Housatonic Railroad permitted the excursion to travel their main line during the peak of the autumn foliage season. The only dissapointment was that Mother Nature didn't allow more sunlight ( but at least it didn't rain! )

Shortly, there will be several pages added to highlight this excursion. To visit the pages as they are built, follow this link to the Farewell to the FL9 Excursion

Posted by admin on Monday, October 24, 2005 (03:18:06)
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Washout in New Milford, Connecticut

After a week of rainfall, a steel culvert became clogged and failed to drain water from storm runoff. Evenually, enough water pooled and eroded a large section of track. Pictures of the wash out damage have been added to the Gallery. Also pictures of a special MOW train have been added as well.
Posted by admin on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 (05:46:23)
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CAMA Fall Festival 2005

On the weekend of September 24-25, 2005 the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association will be holding their annual Fall Festival. This event will be held at their location on Route 7 in Kent, Connecticut (Just a bit north of downtown Kent).

Last year some pictures of the narrow gauge railroad equipment was included on this site on the CAMA page. Free rides are given on their railroad during this event. The narrow gauge railroad is just a small part of CAMA's Fall Festival.

Posted by admin on Saturday, September 17, 2005 (21:27:23)
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Strates Videos Poll

Since I wasn't able to take pictures of this year's run of the Strates Train on the Housatonic Railroad, I have put up some video clips from last year. I have also made the downloads section available to anonymous users. After viewing the videos, feel free to answer the poll question:

What do you think about the Strates Video Clips that are in the Downloads Section?
Posted by admin on Friday, June 10, 2005 (01:43:15)
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The Strates Shows Train and the Berkshire Line

Very early in the morning on June 8th, the Strates Shows train ran down the Berkshire Line from Pittsfield, MA to Danbury, CT. The carnival's equipment was moved from Gaithersburg, MD to Danbury, CT for the Danbury City Fair.

The Danbury City Fair is set to open on June 10, 2005 and will run until July 9, 2005. The fair is located in the parking lot of the Danbury Fair Mall on Backus Ave. - Exit 3 on Interstate 84. Video? Read More...
Posted by admin on Thursday, June 09, 2005 (02:02:42)
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