686 has been tested, it needs a few tweaks, should be out soon. 859 will be later in the year.
28 more new C&D cars arrived on Tuesday 2/4/20, for a total of 40 new cars.
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The Revitalization of Railroad Square project is now in the design phase, and construction is anticipated to start in fall 2023. In the area of Church Street, the plan is to "preserve, and enhance a compact, mixed-use urban block by creating new outdoor programming space for the YMCA at 136 Water Street, extending the Sue Grossman Greenway, creating a new trail head/parking lot, new train platform and many sidewalk and pedestrian improvements," according to Malanca.
The Naugatuck Railroad runs the Torrington Express tourist train from May to October, with hundreds of passengers weekly traveling from Thomaston. When they arrive in Torrington, a new landing area at the railroad tracks will be waiting, Malanca said. Last summer, the railroad brought groups of visitors to Torrington for the afternoon or early evening with opportunities to visit Main Street's shops and restaurants.
On Dec. 30, North by Northwest Express was presented by Movies @ the Warner and the Naugatuck Railroad. The event began with a train ride from Thomaston to downtown Torrington, with original passenger cars New York Central Hickory Creek and Tavern Lounge 43 from the famous 20th Century Limited Passenger train featured in the film. Once the train arrived in Torrington, patrons walked to Salt 2.0 on Main Street for dinner, then went to the movie at the theater next door. The train returned to Thomaston later that evening.
"The dilapidated conditions that currently meet the passengers will soon be gone and passengers will be greeted by a well lighted pedestrian promenade, new platform and a park-like setting that will be used by the YMCA to offer outdoor programing,," Malanca said. "This project creates a safe environment for kids and families to play and encourages physical activity & healthy habits that will lead to improved social emotional health and self-esteem. We’re excited this recreation area will become a hub of positive youth experiences."
NaugyRR wrote: ↑Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:34 pm I took a ride out to Wolcott to visit my aunt today and drove past the shop. The two N&W inspired Geeps look great, and the two NYC private cars are still on the line.Surprised to hear that the URHS NJ Hickory and Tavern are still there. What and when are the plans for the cars return to URHS?
I did notice that the RMNE picked about another u-boat, P&W 2201, which was parked behind the shop. What's the scoop on this one? Spares for 2203?