Stops and Stations along the Berkshire Line
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The rails that run between Danbury, Connecticut and Pittsfield, Massachusetts were first laid in the mid 1800's by the original Housatonic Railroad. In 1892 the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad took control of the HRR and the line was known thereafter as the Berkshire Line. After the demise of the NY, NH & H, Penn Central took over control of the line and ended passenger service in 1969. When Penn Central went bankrupt, Conrail used the line for freight until the late 1970's when they abandonded the line. In the mid 1980's the current Housatonic Railroad Corperation was granted rights for the line. The line is in regular use today for HRRC's freight operations as well as occasional excursion runs.

The links below show some of the remaining stations along the Housatonic Railroad. With the exception of the Danbury station, none of these stations have any regular passenger service and are either privately owned or are owned by various governments. The stations in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts are currently used for excursion trips by the Berkshire Scenic Railway

Lenox, Massachusetts North Canaan, Connecticut Falls Village, Connecticut Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut Kent, Connecticut Merwinsville, Connecticut New Milford, Connecticut Brookfield Junction, Connecticut Danbury, Connecticut Massachusetts
Lenox - Berkshire Scenic Railway
North Canaan
Falls Village  -  Engine Shops
West Cornwall
Cornwall Bridge
New Milford
Brookfield Junction

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Updated: 10.22.04