NX11 works Specialty Minerals in Canaan. Specialty Minerals is built off one of the two short remaining active sections of the Central New England Railway, which went from Maybrook NY to Hartford,... (more)
Conductor Nate Bugbee and Engineer Neal Mann discuss their plan of attack on the Specialty Minerals plant in Canaan. The NX11 job is used almost exclusively for doing the "Spem" job, as ... (more)
Housatonic GP35 and former Bangor & Aroostook GP7u 22, lead southbound NX-12 across Barracks Rd. in Canaan.
Housy NX12 rolls into Canaan, CT yard limits with Geeps 3604 and 22 in charge. In the day in age of endless Gevo's, intermodals, and unit trains, I am eternally grateful to live somewhere that I c... (more)
As Housatonic Railroad NX-11's Conductor flags the US Route 44 crossing, the Engineer notches up the throttle and HRRC 22's EMD 567B supplies power for a short cut of empties making their way up t... (more)
After switching Specialty Minerals (SPEM), NX-13 is seen coming of the south leg of the wye in Canaan, CT. They will then travel north on the main to pick up their consist for the trip south to Ne... (more)
After swapping cars with the NX-11 crew handling yard duties, Housatonic Railroad Company road job NX-12 accelerates away from the Wye and passes the restored Canaan Union Station, as it begins it... (more)
NX-12 sets of some cars at Specialty Minerals in Canaan, CT on a bright and cold Sunday morning.
With a trio of 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 so... (more)
Engineer Neal works the HRRC's "newest" locomotive, GP7r #22 kicking cars at the Sheffield Plastics trans-load behind Connecticut State Police Troop B in Canaan, CT. The 22 was rebuilt by the Sant... (more)
NX13 pauses while shuffling cars around Canaan with some late summer sunlight beaming down on GP35 3601. Thanks to a state grant, the historic New Haven/Central New England Railroad station is fin... (more)
" Just Another Day on The Berkshire Hills Route"
Housatonic Railroad's NX-12 heads north over Orchard Rd in Canaan, CT before shoving back south to pick up some cars on a sid... (more)
Housatonic (ex Pennsy) Geep 35 and ex BAR Geep 9 set out to move this lone gon on a blustery February morning.
A line of Housatonic equipment sits next to the engine shops on this sunday evening, the Alco CS RS-3M is used on only special reason, the other 3 havent moved in years.
Quiet Sunday evening at the Housatonic engine shops, a Pair of GP35s & their "Newest" member of the fleet, an Old GP7 from up north in Maine.