CVRA7 wrote:Somewhere I remember reading that the New Hartford Branch and the CNE were connected at Collinsville around the time of the New Haven's takeover of the CNE, around 1927. This would have helped to speed the demise of through service on the CNE from Collinsville to Hartford via Tariffville.
At this time, around 1927, there was no through freight service on the
CNE in the Collinsville area. The last freight trains were local freights out
of Winsted, three days a week to Hartford and three days a week to
Springfield. There was probably no service at all through Collinsville on
the CNE once the remaining passenger trains were re-routed to Plainville
instead of Hartford. The lines were carried in the employee timetables
through 1938 but I think the track had been out of use for about ten
years previous to abandonment in 1938.
There was a little bit of the CNE track in Collinsville that remained through
the 1940's but again, it was mostly just in the weeds and probably seldom