Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by roysmith
I grew up in Westwood in the 70's. At the time, the PVL had about 8 trains inbound in the morning, and 8 outbound in the evening. I'm pretty sure just Mon-Fri. And the locomotives were still in Erie Lackawana livery. I remember walking along the tracks in the stretch where it went through the woods between Emerson and Westwood. My friend lived on one side of the tracks. The ball-field we played at was on the other. I don't think it ever occurred to me that a train might come around the curve at any moment.

This fence wasn't there either. You could just walk across the track to get to the station.