Canaan 2016

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kcur8722
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October 25th, 2016, 7:36 pm #21

Update from my last post on the forum:  They have removed the wooden walkway on the West side of the station, exposing the stone piers holding up this side of the building.  I'm assuming that this will be reinforced with concrete base sometime later.  Removed more of the old foundation on the East side.  Have started building outside decking off of the Southeast side of the building (don't know what this will be: will see what comes of it).  Done some excavation work around the front.  Will keep the forum posted as to future happenings.
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RonM
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October 26th, 2016, 9:33 pm #22

Speaking of Canaan, anyone remember an NYC caboose there in the early 1970's?  What was the story with it? Privately owned?
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ThomasDerwin
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October 26th, 2016, 9:50 pm #23

That caboose, NYC 19322, is now at the Danbury Railway Museum.
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Fenderli
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October 28th, 2016, 11:08 am #24

I just saw this on Facebook: http://www.curtisinsurance.com/home/can ... ation-cam/

CANAAN UNION STATION CAM: Keep track of the renovation of the historic Canaan Union Station with this live video feed.
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kcur8722
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October 29th, 2016, 9:19 am #25

Thanks, Fenderli.  This is a great way to keep track of the progress on restoration of Canaan Station.
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kcur8722
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November 11th, 2016, 7:41 pm #26

New update on Canaan Station.  Looks like they're getting the outside deck near completion on the Southeast side.  Also, they have sunk concrete sona tubing along the East/Northeast side.  I'm assuming they're rebuilding the walkway that was there previously & taken down earlier.  Big green plastic & black corrugated plastic pipe was stacked on the North side, also.  Not sure what this will be used for (Maybe for drainage system or electrical?).  Did notice large trench dug around area.  Doing inside work, also, but public access is still blocked for safety & security reasons.  Will keep the forum updated with future postings.
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Rick Abramson
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November 11th, 2016, 8:07 pm #27

The building of Penn Station and the 6 sub-aqueous tunnels went faster than the rebuilding of Canaan station.
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Rich Cizik
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November 17th, 2016, 4:11 pm #28

Fenderli wrote:
Posted on Facebook page "I remember North Canaan Ct., When.....

With the photo, second thing I thought of after seeing it was... Dahm I dropped my watch...  I assume the engineer was talking to someone hidden by the pole.
Great news to hear about the finishing of the station, was any ETA announced for when they expect all the work to be finished?  Visited the station multiple times before and after the fire.  IIRC they saved the locomotive wind vane that was on signal tower, is it's location still known or have they mis-placed it, is it going into the museum when they are done?
Thanks,Rich C.
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kcur8722
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November 17th, 2016, 7:02 pm #29

Rich, I read that the contractors that won the bid have 240 days to complete the project.  This started before the end of September, so if my calculations are right & they are on schedule, it should be completed some time in May, 2017.  The weathervane is back on top of the rebuilt signal tower that burnt in the 2001 fire.  I believe that the fire company put it back up there after it was rebuilt.  As far as I know, it will stay where it is.
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Rich Cizik
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November 17th, 2016, 7:23 pm #30

I thought they created a replica to go on the outside, and protected the original, (in the Town hall IIRC)
Rich C.
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