• CNE Historical Tour April 11, 2010

  • Discussion relating to the NH and its subsidiaries (NYW&B, Union Freight Railroad, Connecticut Company, steamship lines, etc.). up until its 1969 inclusion into the Penn Central merger. This forum is also for the discussion of efforts to preserve former New Haven equipment, artifacts and its history. You may also wish to visit www.nhrhta.org for more information.
Discussion relating to the NH and its subsidiaries (NYW&B, Union Freight Railroad, Connecticut Company, steamship lines, etc.). up until its 1969 inclusion into the Penn Central merger. This forum is also for the discussion of efforts to preserve former New Haven equipment, artifacts and its history. You may also wish to visit www.nhrhta.org for more information.
  by Bernard Rudberg
 
Hello All - April is getting closer

We are taking reservations for the 2010 segment of the annual bus
tour along various portions of the former Central New England
Railway. The 2010 tour will be on Sunday April 11 (rain or shine).
At last count we had about 60 reservations for the tour. Don't wait
too long.

In the past few years we have covered almost all of the old CNE
except for the Springfield branch. For 2010 we plan to go back to
the east end and start over. The tentative plan is to start from
Tariffville and tour the area through Griffins and Bloomfield to
Hartford. We are trying to arrange a real operating, current day CNE
Train for a run-by on the original CNE tracks between Hartford and
Griffins. Details when we get it nailed down.

Lunch will be back in Tariffville. In the afternoon we will cover the
Springfield branch as far north as Agawam. This will include the
infamous Montague Farm blockage and bypass which contributed to
the financial downfall of the CNE. We have done a couple scouting
trips already with some of the people who know the territory.
Depending on time, we may be able to take Simsbury.
We will keep you informed as details are worked out.

We have reserved air conditioned buses with on board restrooms and
they also have a PA system for narrating the trip. As usual,
everybody will get a copy of the 2010 CNE Tour guide book.

Meanwhile mark your calendar for Sunday April 11, 2010.
The cost of this year's tour will again be $50.00 per person and
payment should be made out to:
Joseph Mato CNE 2010
Be sure to include your E-Mail address so we can contact you if we
need to. If you don't have E-Mail then include your phone number
and address.

Send it to:
JOE MATO-CNE 2010
62 WOOD ROAD
REDDING, CT. 06896

We don't issue tickets. Your name on our list will get you onto the
bus on tour day. Any money that is left after the expenses will be
used as "seed money" for next years trip.

As we did in past years, we will have two buses. In past years we
sold all seats and had a waiting list so don't wait too long to send in
your reservation. Please note that any request for refunds must be
received thirty (30) or more days in advance of the tour date.
If you can find a replacement to take your bus seat, that's OK just let
us know who it is. We have to know who to let onto the bus when
the tour starts. If you can't find a replacement then we may have
somebody on the waiting list to suggest but we can't refund money
that has already been spent on tour expenses.

If you have questions, send me a note at:

[email protected]

Bernie Rudberg