Honestly, I hadn't thought about the distance... (head slap to me). I guess Pittsfield is ideal, even if it is 32 miles of "dead" track. Too bad they lost that old overhead on the Maybrook/Beacon, but honestly, that's just more dead track with no potential customers west of the "Fair".
Mr. Moore, are you talking about the old NYNE? I was doing some reading on that along with the old Newburgh, Dutchess, and Connecticut, much documented by Bernard Rudberg. I regret not ever having gone on that tour.
I was think Pittsfield - Canaan in conjunction with the NYC service via Albany. I think definitely there's a market on the Danbury end as well.
As for the eastern end of the Maybrook, it is OOS, but has recently seen special equipment moves. It would definitely need a Class III upgrade, though. But if MA can do it for their stretch, I could see CT doing it for certain stretches.
An intrastate route Danbury - Derby could be useful.
Next stop, Willoughby
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