When the NH was contemplating de-energizing/tearing down the catenary east of Stamford in the '50s did that also include the New Canaan Branch or would it have retained its wires anyway?
Noel Weaver wrote:Short answer, NOSorry, Noel, but- no, they didn't contemplate de-energizing the New Canaan, or no, the catenary would have been torn down?
Noel Weaver wrote:I will elaborate, it would have been relatively simple to replace the dink with a Budd RDC BUT there were two through trains to and from New York at that time and they were pretty heavy trains. One of them had the private MU club car 5113 for the New Canaan group. Replacing this equipment would not have been so simple as the trains would have required way more cars if standard coaches and FL-9's were substituted for the efficient MU's.Belated response, but I completely agree and IMO would've resulted in a significant deterioration of the quality of service on the branch.