Was it Naugy, or Canal New Hartford Branch was to go to Mass

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Was it Naugy, or Canal New Hartford Branch was to go to Mass

Postby Engineer Spike » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:03 pm

I read somewhere about either the Naugy, or the New Hartford Branch of the New Haven and Northampton was supposed to be extended into Mass. I guess it was either Pittsfield, or maybe a connection to the western somewhere near the New York line. Does anyone know anything about it?
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Re: Was it Naugy, or Canal New Hartford Branch was to go to

Postby trainsinmaine » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:38 am

It was the latter --- and not only that, but the entire proposed line was surveyed, and some of the grading was actually done around 1880 between Otis and New Boston, Mass. It can still be seen, replete with short cuts and bridge abutments. A little locally-written book was done about this around twenty years ago; it's very rare, but I've managed to find a copy of it. I'll try to locate it and share a few details.
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Re: Was it Naugy, or Canal New Hartford Branch was to go to

Postby Engineer Spike » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:38 pm

Sounds like an extension of the Naugy, even though the New Hartford branch isn't far off.
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Re: Was it Naugy, or Canal New Hartford Branch was to go to

Postby Ridgefielder » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:51 am

Nope, it was the New Hartford Branch. Here's the 1893 map of the Connecticut Railroad Commissioners to prove it.

http://www.vizettes.com/kt/ct-rr-maps/ct-1893.htm
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Re: Was it Naugy, or Canal New Hartford Branch was to go to

Postby Engineer Spike » Wed May 11, 2016 4:58 pm

I've looked on Google Earth, but what was in New Hartford? After many hundreds of trips on Route 44, the abutment is next to the road, just east of town, and the CW abutment. What was across the river?
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