Pittsfield,Mass to Danbury,Conn.
Berkshire Line Route.

New Haven making a stop at the Caanan Station in 1960 photo by H.F.Cavanaugh

Pittsfield - Canaan Branch Line

The 38-mile Pittsfield- Canaan branchline built 1842 - 43,with the final link graded from rising (Great Barrington) to Pittsfield, in 1849-50, the Pittsfield-Canaan originally operated as a main line to Danbury,CT ,and was generally known as the Housatonic or Berkshire Line. The single-track line road was later operated by the New Haven, and Penn Central,Conrail and Finally in 1996 Housatonic Railroad Company.

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NH RR Comet - Canaan, Ct. May,'35.

The next three photo's are by Leroy Beaujon's Collection.

BLW 1500hp demo Train #143 Canaan, Ct. 1946

NH RR Ski Train Pittsfield, Ma. Jan 7,1946

This is a 1940 brochure which advertised the New Haven Railroad's 'Berkshire Line' between South Norwalk, Connecticut and Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Much of the 'Berkshire Line' ran along the scenic Housatonic River in western Connecticut

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Pittsfield, Mass to Danbury,CT aka "Berkshire Line Route".

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