Canaan 2016

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DBrion
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Joined: 21 Jun 2006, 05:52

20 Mar 2017, 23:38 #51

Rick,
Recall, I believe that Pennsylvania Station, all the tunnels, Sunnyside and Hell Gate were built with private funds, no government agencies, no bureaucrats.  When someone's time equates to earned money, the work gets done.   Image
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Rick Abramson
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Joined: 09 Mar 2003, 07:00

21 Mar 2017, 10:09 #52

Dick:

You forgot to mention. . . .no EPA!!Image
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kcur8722
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06 May 2017, 01:58 #53

Thought I would let the forum know how the progress was going.  I talked to Rolph Schneider, the owner of Berkshire Hills Hobby Store on Main Street on 5/5/17 & he heard that the contractor is running a few weeks behind schedule & that hopefully it will be done by early summer.  Charlie Perotti also told me a while back that he hopes that it will be ready by Railroad Days.  I took a walk around to see what they were getting done, myself.  About a 1/4 of the old concrete platform has been removed near the tracks & some painting has been done on the East side & on the older section of the building (yellow in color, with reddish brown on the trim).  The station I remember was yellow before the fire in 2001.   I will keep everyone posted if I hear or see any new happenings. 
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kcur8722
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11 May 2017, 23:51 #54

Lakeville Journal, Thursday, May 11th, 2017 headline: "Depot Should Be Done By The End Of August."  They are having issues with the new elevator (had to wait until the framing was okayed: now have to wait 12 to 14 weeks for it to be delivered) & with the roofing shingles (just got the OK with those after a two month wait, which held up other related projects).  They hope to have 90% of the project done by July 15th, during Railroad Days & will allow people to take walk-throughs inside the building.
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Fenderli
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16 May 2017, 15:22 #55

This maybe a little off topic and hope it is alright.  I saw this photo dated 1928 on the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society Facebook page, photographer not shown.Image
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kcur8722
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16 May 2017, 17:29 #56

Thanks for posting, Fenderli.  Looks like it was a snowy winter in 1928 when this steam train passed through Canaan.  Remember the old black & white crossing gates growing up in the 1960's when it was still New Haven.  I believe these were taken down sometime in the 1970's (don't know the exact date or year).
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Fenderli
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16 May 2017, 18:00 #57

Wasn't there a shanty on the N/W corner for the crossing watchman at one time?  That seems to stick in mind
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kcur8722
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17 May 2017, 00:13 #58

Yes there was.  It's now in the little sliver of land next to Collins Diner.  It was painted red when it was in use.  I understand that this will be saved & moved by the railroad station as part of the renovation.
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DBrion
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17 May 2017, 02:59 #59

kcur8722 wrote:
Lakeville Journal, Thursday, May 11th, 2017 headline: "Depot Should Be Done By The End Of August."  They are having issues with the new elevator (had to wait until the framing was okayed:
now have to wait 12 to 14 weeks for it to be delivered)
& with the roofing shingles (just got the OK with those after a two month wait, which held up other related projects). 
They hope to have 90% of the project done by July 15th, during Railroad Days & will allow people to take walk-throughs inside the building..
Just curious, is there a schedule tied to this renovation work?
Also curious, who is the authority that has to OK everything?
Was this work publicly bid?
I wonder if this work was awarded on a fixed firm-price basis, or if it was let on a T & M basis.
Ho hum ...... maybe the Lakeville Journal could investigate this "for the taxpayers", or for whoever is footing the bill.

  
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kcur8722
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17 May 2017, 20:43 #60

1.  There were two biddings for the project.  The first time they all bid over the alloted amount & it went back to a second bidding, which was awarded to this company.

​2. When ground was broken last September, 2016, the contractor had 240 working days to complete, which would have brought it to around the middle of this month. Of course, other issues have occured & that is why it's being bumped up to the end of August.

3. I don't know if it's the state of CT or the town of Canaan that has the authority to OK everything.

​4. I'm not sure, but I think the state of CT awarded this money to the town to get this project going.

This about all I know, myself.
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