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By:Joshua Harkness
Dates:3/24/2016 - 3/24/2016
Album Info:All of the photos I have taken while railfanning the Housatonic Railroad, in western Connecticut and Massachusetts.
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Housatonic Railroad Train NX-11
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-11
Description:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-11 rolls toward the old Canaan Union Station for another cut of loaded hoppers from the Canaan Lime Plant after dropping off the last cut in the Canaan Yard. The motive power for this train is ex-Bangor & Aroostook GP7U #22 and ex-Conrail GP35M #3600, which is currently leading the train over the Main Street Crossing.
Photo Date:  3/24/2016  Upload Date: 7/13/2016 7:36:47 AM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  192   Comments: 2
Housatonic Railroad Train NX-11 on the Canaan Wye
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-11 on the Canaan Wye
Description:  Housatonic Railroad GP7U still wearing its Bangor & Aroostook paint scheme leads Train NX-11 over the Canaan South Wye toward the Canaan Lime Plant as the Brakeman rides on the front of the train and the Conductor rides the rear.
Photo Date:  4/5/2016  Upload Date: 7/13/2016 7:46:03 AM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Station,Track
Locomotives:  HRRC 22(GP7u)
Views:  727   Comments: 2
Housatonic Railroad NX-11
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-11
Description:  Housatonic Railroad GP35 sister units 3600 and 3601 bounce down the 1922 built rails with Housatonic Railroad Local NX-11 in tow over the Station Road Crossing near the old Merwinsville Station.
Photo Date:  4/12/2016  Upload Date: 7/13/2016 7:52:39 AM
Location:  Merwinsville, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Track,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  161   Comments: 3
Housatonic Railroad Train NX-11 at River Road
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-11 at River Road
Description:  Housatonic GP35 sister units #3600 and #3601 are traversing one of the many crossings on River Road in Cornwall with a Canaan bound NX-11 in tow.
Photo Date:  4/12/2016  Upload Date: 7/13/2016 7:55:41 AM
Location:  West Cornwall, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Track
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  143   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad Train NX-11 in Falls Village
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-11 in Falls Village
Description:  Housatonic Railroad, Ex-Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, ex-Bangor & Aroostook, nee-Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe GP7U #22 rons long hood lead over the Water Street Bridge in Falls Village, Connecticut, with the one car consist of NX-11 in tow. Note the Brakeman waving.
Photo Date:  6/9/2016  Upload Date: 3/30/2017 8:16:28 PM
Location:  Falls Village, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 22(GP7u)
Views:  399   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad Train NX-11 in West Cornwall
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-11 in West Cornwall
Description:  Looking a bit more like a typical high hood GP7, Housatonic Railroad #22 - an ex-Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, ex-Bangor & Aroostook, nee-Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe GP7U - pulling a one car Housatonic Railroad Job NX-11 past the old West Cornwall Depot.
Photo Date:  6/9/2016  Upload Date: 3/30/2017 8:17:45 PM
Location:  West Cornwall, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 22(GP7u)
Views:  10697   Comments: 4
NX-12 at Pittsfield
Title:  NX-12 at Pittsfield
Description:  After a failed attempt of chasing NX-12 northbound and nearly two hours of waiting in the hot sun, we were delighted to see Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 passing the Pittsfield (Massachusetts) Amtrak Station on the CSX Berkshire Subdivision, southbound en-route to Canaan, Connecticut, with GP35M #3600 and GP35 #3604 as power. The Engineer was also friendly enough to give us a nice wave despite the fact he looked very hot and tired.
Photo Date:  6/24/2016  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 6:55:23 PM
Location:  Pittsfield, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Station
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
NX-12 at Route 102 in Lee
Title:  NX-12 at Route 102 in Lee
Description:  Electro-Motive GP35M #3600 and GP35 #3604 power 23 cars of late running Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12, as it rapidly approaches the Route 102 overpass in South Lee, Massachusetts. Soon the train will make a brief stop in Stockbridge for additional switching moves, before continuing on towards Canaan, Connecticut.
Photo Date:  6/24/2016  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 6:57:26 PM
Location:  Lee, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  106   Comments: 0
NX-12 at Housatonic
Title:  NX-12 at Housatonic
Description:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 slowly rolls past Building #3 of the Monument Mills in the railroads namesake town, Housatonic, Massachusetts, with Monument Mountain providing a nice backdrop. The trains power, EMD GP35M #3600 and GP35 #3604 approach a private crossing for residents of the apartments in old Building #9.
Photo Date:  6/24/2016  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 6:59:33 PM
Location:  Housatonic, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
NX-13X in Canaan
Title:  NX-13X in Canaan
Description:  Upon arrival in Canaan, Connecticut, NX-12 underwent a crew and symbol change, with the trains crew change complete and new symbol of NX-13X, the two Electro-Motive "Geeps" begin cutting out empty lime hoppers and boxcars in the Canaan Yard. Soon NX-13X and its new crew will pull out of Canaan for New Millford, Connecticut with four loaded centerbeams destined for a lumber yard in New Millford. The new crew was even friendlier as I got a wave nearly every time the train passed over the Main Street crossing during their switching moves.
Photo Date:  6/24/2016  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 7:01:13 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  124   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad Company Canaan Shops
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Company Canaan Shops
Description:  The entire Housatonic Railroad Companys locomotive roster rests at the Engine Shops in Canaan, Connecticut. From left to right: Ex-NS EMD GP38s 2737 and 2743, ex-PRR EMD GP35s 3603, 3604 and 3601, EMD GP35M 3600 and ex-BAR EMD GP7u 22. Not visible in the photo are also EMD GP35 3602 and ALCo-CR RS-3M 9935.
Photo Date:  1/14/2017  Upload Date: 3/30/2017 8:19:56 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  HRRC 22(GP7u) HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3603(GP35)
Views:  579   Comments: 1
HRRC NX-11 at Orchard Road
Title:  HRRC NX-11 at Orchard Road
Description:  The crew of the Housatonic Railroads NX-11 were finishing their day by switching the Canaan (Connecticut) Yard. Here, with ex-CR, ex-PC, nee-PRR EMD GP35 #3604 as power, they are running long hood forward, returning from the northern end of the yard with two empty covered hoppers.
Photo Date:  2/10/2017  Upload Date: 3/30/2017 8:21:38 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  93   Comments: 1
HRRC NX-11 Switching the Yard
Title:  HRRC NX-11 Switching the Yard
Description:  After collecting two empty covered hoppers from the northern end of the Canaan (Connecticut) Yard, Housatonic EMD GP35 #3604 reverses into a siding near Main Street to drop off its short consist.
Photo Date:  2/10/2017  Upload Date: 3/30/2017 8:22:56 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  129   Comments: 1
HRRC #3604 Heading Home
Title:  HRRC #3604 Heading Home
Description:  After finishing its switching duties in the yard in Canaan, Connecticut as NX-11, HRRC EMD GP35 #3604 reverses past the only high switch stand on the line and the Canaan Union Depot, which is currently undergoing restoration, as it heads home to the Canaan Engine Facility to call it a day.
Photo Date:  2/10/2017  Upload Date: 3/30/2017 8:24:37 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Winter,Station,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  92   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-11 Working North Canaan
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-11 Working North Canaan
Description:  On a dreary April 3rd, the Housatonic Railroad Companys NX-11 works the North Canaan (Connecticut) Yard and transload facility, powered by HRRC #22, an EMD GP7u originally built as a GP7 in 1952 for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, it was later purchased by the Bangor & Aroostook, which then became the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, it was sold to the Housatonic Railroad Company in 2014 and has since remained the main power for NX-11s road and switching operations.
Photo Date:  4/3/2017  Upload Date: 4/4/2017 8:13:12 AM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 22(GP7u)
Views:  317   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-11 at Union Station
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-11 at Union Station
Description:  The Housatonic Railroad Companys newest locomotive, ex-MMA #22, ex-BAR #22, nee-ATSF #2722, shoves twelve empties, en route to the Minerals Technology lime plant east of the village, past Canaan Union Station, once the meeting point of the New York, New Haven & Hartford and Central New England Railroads. Canaan Union Station is currently undergoing restoration, the old platform has been mostly removed, new drainage has been added, concrete piers for a new deck have been poured and contractors are currently in the process of replacing windows.
Photo Date:  4/3/2017  Upload Date: 4/4/2017 8:16:06 AM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Yard,Station,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 22(GP7u)
Views:  400   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad NX-11 at North Elm Street
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-11 at North Elm Street
Description:  Rolling along the former trackage of the Guilford System and before that the Central New England Railroad, HRRC #22, an ex-MMA, ex-BAR, nee-ATSF General Motors Electro-Motive Division GP7u leads NX-11 through the 10MPH FRA Class Excepted speed restriction on its approach to North Elm Street, with twelve empties to be loaded at the Minerals Technology lime plant.
Photo Date:  4/3/2017  Upload Date: 4/4/2017 8:17:34 AM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 22(GP7u)
Views:  369   Comments: 3
Bangor & Aroostook in Connecticut
Title:  Bangor & Aroostook in Connecticut
Description:  Despite the Montreal, Maine & Atlantics attempt at covering the Bangor & Aroostook lettering, three years of sitting outdoors and rolling under limestone loaders on the Housatonic Railroad have done a decent job removing the patching on this ex-MMA, ex-BAR, nee-ATSF low hood Electro-Motive GP7u. Now with its heritage showing nearly in full, HRRC #22 works NX-11 on yet another run to switch the Minerals Technology lime plant in Canaan, Connecticut.
Photo Date:  4/3/2017  Upload Date: 4/4/2017 8:19:15 AM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  HRRC 22(GP7u)
Views:  349   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad NX-11 Heading to the Lime Plant
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-11 Heading to the Lime Plant
Description:  On yet another move between the North Canaan Yard and transload facility to the Minerals Technology lime plant east of downtown Canaan, Housatonic Railroad Company, ex-MMA, ex-BAR, nee-ATSF EMD GP7u #22, leads a twelve-car NX-11 up the significant grade to the lime plant on a dreary April day.
Photo Date:  4/3/2017  Upload Date: 4/4/2017 8:20:33 AM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 22(GP7u)
Views:  345   Comments: 0
Jointed Rail on the CNE
Title:  Jointed Rail on the CNE
Description:  On the former Central New England Railroad mainline through Canaan, Connecticut, poor track condition is evident due to years of improper maintenance, heavy trains and frost heaves, this is just one of the many gaps between the sections of jointed rail near North Elm Street.
Photo Date:  4/3/2017  Upload Date: 4/4/2017 8:21:59 AM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  74   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-11 at Main Street
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-11 at Main Street
Description:  A General Motors Electro-Motive Division GP7u, built in 1952 as a GP7 for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, now belonging to the Housatonic Railroad Company as their #22, shoves six loads of lime down the south leg of the Canaan Wye. The train will hold off of the main for road job NX-12 to arrive at Union Depot, NX-11 will then add its six cars to NX-12s consist, before NX-12 departs for Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:17:41 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  HRRC 22(GP7u)
Views:  413   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Sand Road
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Sand Road
Description:  With a trio of non-turbocharged, dynamic braking equipped Electro-Motive General Purpose "Geep" units as power, the crew of NX-12 throttles up #3601 as they approach the Sand Road crossing south of the village of Canaan, Connecticut with forty-one cars from the previous days NX-11 in tow. Once at Canaan Union Depot, NX-12s power will disconnect and wait for the crew of NX-11 to add six cars to their consist before making the run to Pittsfield, Massachusetts to interchange with CSX.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:18:40 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  110   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Sheffield
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Sheffield
Description:  Just mere minutes out of Canaan, Connecticut, a forty-seven car Canaan-Pittsfield road job NX-12, with EMD GP35 #3601 leading and GP35 #3604 and GP35M #3600 trailing, blasts past Depot Square in Sheffield, Massachusetts at the line speed of 40MPH en route to interchange with CSX Transportation.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:19:56 PM
Location:  Sheffield, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-12 Over Taconic Avenue
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-12 Over Taconic Avenue
Description:  An unusually long train of forty-seven cars meant that EMD GP35 #3601 had to assist GP35 #3604 and GP35M #3600 with road job NX-12, which the two units are usually more than able to haul on their own. En route from Canaan, Connecticut to the CSX Transportation interchange in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, NX-12 races along the elevated section of track in downtown Great Barrington, Massachusetts leading up to the Taconic Avenue Rail Bridge and the restored Great Barrington Depot.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:21:09 PM
Location:  Great Barrington, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  118   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Housatonic
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Housatonic
Description:  Work on reconstructing the Park Street Bridge over the Housatonic River pauses when workers raise their heads to view the Housatonic Railroad Companys Canaan, Connecticut to Pittsfield, Massachusetts road job as it rolls into the old mill town of Housatonic, Massachusetts. This train, originally started by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad as "New Haven Division Train Twelve", or NX-12, consisted of forty-seven cars and had EMD GP35 #3601 leading GP35 #3604 and GP35M #3600 on this fine Spring morning.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:22:26 PM
Location:  Housatonic, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Bridge
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  207   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-12 Racing Past Stockbridge Depot
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-12 Racing Past Stockbridge Depot
Description:  Barely and hour out of Canaan, Connecticut, Housatonic Railroad Company NX-12 makes itself known to the town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts by blasting its Conrail Leslie RS3L. The Engineer throttles up the three ex-Pennsylvania Railroad non-turbocharged EMD General Purpose "Geep" units as they begin a slight climb past the Stockbridge Depot with forty-seven cars bound for CSX Transportation in tow.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:23:39 PM
Location:  Stockbridge, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  132   Comments: 0


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