Canaan 2016

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Fenderli
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Joined: 20 Oct 2014, 13:28

18 Jan 2017, 14:31 #41

As info, I saw on the insurance company web page that they are holding a photo contest of the station.
It could be interesting to see what surfaces from the local area.  
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michael78651
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Joined: 07 May 2004, 12:03

18 Jan 2017, 15:53 #42

So far there are 5 pictures posted. I like the old photo looking north towards the station. There are a couple of passenger cars at the station on the CNE track. There is a train on the NH tracks north of the station. Looks like it may have just left the station on its way northward.

Here's the direct link to the photos:

http://www.curtisinsurance.com/email-us ... n-station/

Just scroll down the page a little bit to see them. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them a little bit.
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kcur8722
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Joined: 30 Mar 2014, 18:59

18 Jan 2017, 21:48 #43

Thanks Michael for posting the link.  Will be interesting to see how many photos will be submitted.  My favorite so far is circa 1970's.  This is how I remember it when growing up, chocolate brown in color & before the 2001 fire.
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kcur8722
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Joined: 30 Mar 2014, 18:59

25 Jan 2017, 01:26 #44

Thought I would update the forum on Canaan Station progress since my last post.  They have removed two of the three chimneys (one on the South side & one on the West side).  These will be rebuilt.  They have removed most of the old paint on the section that was saved from the 2001 fire.  Outside decking work is being done as well as inside work.  Will keep the forum updated as to further developments & progress.
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kcur8722
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Joined: 30 Mar 2014, 18:59

15 Feb 2017, 00:09 #45

Thought I would let everyone on the forum know about the latest on the station.  I took a close up look Tuesday afternoon.  They have removed the third chimney (one on the West side in the older section).  Saw the rubble on the ground.  These will be rebuilt.  They are starting to put in more windows on the East side where there was a restaurant before the fire (windows are reddish hue in color).  Inside work is still being done.  Will put up another post in a few days as to how things ae going.
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Bill Sample
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Joined: 21 Jun 2003, 08:26

20 Feb 2017, 18:30 #46

Hopefully all involved with the rebuilding of the station are paying careful attention to fire protection.  It is a miracle that this building survived the fire - my station (former agent) of 21 years Berlin is now a hole in the ground due to its fatal fire last December, which took place during its refurbishment.
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kcur8722
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Joined: 30 Mar 2014, 18:59

20 Feb 2017, 21:18 #47

I'm hoping too, Bill, that the contractor(s) are placing the most up-to-date building codes for fire protection in the station.  I don't know if there was anything in place before the 2001 fire.  They were fortunate in saving the West side of the structure, otherwise it would had been all gone.  I believe there are one or two outside hydrants in place near the building as well.
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kcur8722
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Joined: 30 Mar 2014, 18:59

18 Mar 2017, 15:39 #48

Thogut I would post on the forum the latest happenings at Canaan Station.  Not much going on outside.  They're still putting in the new reddish colored windows in the East wing & saw that they did put one new window in on the West side.  Inside work is still being done. Got about two months to completion time, so we'll see how things go.
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Rick Abramson
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Joined: 09 Mar 2003, 07:00

18 Mar 2017, 15:45 #49

I think the building of Penn Station, the 6 tunnels, Sunnyside Yard and Hell Gate Bridge was completed in less time than Canaan station's rebuilding.
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ebtmikado
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Joined: 10 Jun 2008, 01:06

20 Mar 2017, 23:30 #50

So far as I know, there is no urgency to get the Canaan Union Station rebuild finished.I was there twice last Thursday, and saw no passengers waiting out in the cold.

Lee
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