Pittsfield, Mass To Danbury, Conn "Berkshire Line Route"

Pittsfield, Mass (three photo's by Mike Bullock)

In June 1948, there were two trains each workday to New York City. #509 was at Pittsfield, Mass ready to pull #143 for the four hour trip to New York. The RS2 handle the train to Danbury, Conn., the start of the electrified zone and change of power. With 2PM

departure, the passengers would arrive in the Big Apple in time for a dinner engagement on Park Aveue

Pittsfield, Mass To Danbury, Conn "Berkshire Line Route" #0508 and #0509 were coupled together in 1948 on the armstrong turntable at Pittsfield a few months after delivery. This orignal New Haven paint scheme for road switchers included hoods completely painted orange without green strips and "New Haven" was spelled out in two lines on the long hood.

With the second local of the morning, #0502 was switching Pittsfield Yard in 1948. Local worked seven days per week and pulled the outbound loads from B&A before returning to rising

Danbury, Connecticut was athe location where the Norwalk, Connecticut to Pittsfield, Massachusetts line crossed the western freight artery of the New Haven, Maybrook Line. On September 12, 1957 action at the junction started with RS3 #553 bringing in the southbound train #141 from Pittsfield,Massachusetts.