Slide Scans – Housatonic from 2003


In continuing with my slide-scanning binge, I decided to dig out a few of my photos of the Housatonic Railroad – one of the least photographed roads in my catalog (something I hope to remedy over the summer).  Looking at the shots, though, it appears that the last time I shot the Houssy, with the exception of stuff up on the Berkshire Scenic Railway, was in 2003.  Yep, it’s been 7 years since I headed to the western region of the state to photograph this short line.  But here’s a look back at a few HRRC photos from nearly a decade ago.

I was up there on a couple occasions – once in March when it was chilly and cloudy but NX-13 was running, and once in August when it was nice and sunny, but nothing was moving.  I guess you win some, you lose some.  Here’s a few photos from each trip up to the northwest corner of the Nutmeg State.

A pair of Housatonic Railroad GP9s, one former P&W, rest in Canaan, CT (Fuji Provia 100)
A pair of Housatonic Railroad GP9s, one former P&W, rest in Canaan, CT (Fuji Provia 100)
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Date Taken2003:08:24 23:01:11
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A pair of Housatonic Railroad GP9s, one former P&W, rest in Canaan, CT (Fuji Provia 100)
A pair of Housatonic Railroad GP9s, one former P&W, rest in Canaan, CT (Fuji Provia 100)
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Date Taken2003:08:24 23:04:44
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Housatonic Railroad train NX-13 heads north to switch Specialty Minerals in Canaan, CT
Housatonic Railroad train NX-13 heads north to switch Specialty Minerals in Canaan, CT
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Date Taken2003:03:23 15:37:23
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Housatonic Railroad train NX-13 heads southbound out of Canaan, CT, bound for New Milford, CT (Fuji Provia 400)
Housatonic Railroad train NX-13 heads southbound out of Canaan, CT, bound for New Milford, CT (Fuji Provia 400)
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Date Taken2003:03:23 15:37:33
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Housatonic Railroad NX-13 rolls past a former Maine Central caboose at Canaan, CT (Fuji Provia 100)
Housatonic Railroad NX-13 rolls past a former Maine Central caboose at Canaan, CT (Fuji Provia 100)
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Date Taken2003:03:23 15:37:40
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Housatonic Railroad's GP35 #3503 at the Canaan, CT shops after an electrical fire (Fuji Provia 100)
Housatonic Railroad's GP35 #3503 at the Canaan, CT shops after an electrical fire (Fuji Provia 100)
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Date Taken2003:08:24 16:37:50
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An old centercab switcher near the Housatonic RR shops in Canaan, CT (Fuji Provia 100)
An old centercab switcher near the Housatonic RR shops in Canaan, CT (Fuji Provia 100)
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Date Taken2003:08:24 16:37:58
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Thanks for looking!
Tom

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