Canaan 2016

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kcur8722
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Joined: 30 Mar 2014, 18:59

18 May 2017, 17:31 #61

Clarification pertaining to my last post:

The station project is federally funded. A non-profit organization: CT Historical Railroad Association had to own the building to qualify to get the federal funds.

​There is a chief local inspector & on site manager (Ron Zenob).

​I will put up another post ASAP pertaining to another article that appeared in Thursday May 18th Lakeville Journal on the station.

​Stay tuned.
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kcur8722
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19 May 2017, 00:26 #62

Latest doings according to the Lakeville Journal article:

​There will be a brew pub in the East wing with banquet room, kitchen & brewing facilities.

There will be a railroad museum.

Offices will be located on the North wing: Two on the first floor & two on the second floor.  No announcements yet on who the occupants will be.

​There will be tours during Railroad Days of the inside of the building.
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DBrion
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Joined: 21 Jun 2006, 05:52

19 May 2017, 01:46 #63

Thank you kcur8722 for your news update.  The renovation appears to be a promising effort.
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kcur8722
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03 Jun 2017, 00:05 #64

Latest on Canaan Station:

They have completely removed the concrete passenger platform.

​More outside painting has been completed.

​Have erected two grade crossings on the North wye by the station.

The station tours will be happening between July 5-July 16th during Railroad Days.
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kcur8722
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16 Jun 2017, 17:24 #65

Latest happenings:

​They have put in more windows & have completed more of the outside painting.
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George Ford
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Joined: 21 Jul 2004, 23:16

22 Jun 2017, 15:43 #66

RS-3 in color photo on wye at Canaan, original slide taken by me, Gordon Burghardt in cab, slide stolen by Bob's Photo and never returned, as with many Berkshire Division slides....!
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kcur8722
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29 Jun 2017, 21:04 #67

They have completed most of the outside painting.

Doing a lot of inside work.

​A concrete walkway has been completed around the open Southeast side.  The rest of the walkway is supposed to be made up of individual paving stones.  For a donation of about $150.00, you can customize your own message on it.

​Public tours will be held on Saturday, July 15th from about noon to 2 P.M.  They will be selling T-shirts, hats, mugs & the paving stones.

They 're saying that the completion date is September 1st.

 
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kcur8722
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16 Jul 2017, 01:22 #68

I went on a limited tour of the inside of the station on Saturday, July 15th. Lot of foot traffic going in & out. Just able to view the lobby area & part of the museum space. From what I could see, there's a lot more work to be done.
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kcur8722
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01 Sep 2017, 23:51 #69

Latest update: It missed the September 1st deadline.  Been talking to Doug Humes, 1st selectman & Ron Zanobi, onsite supervisor & they're telling me that there have been delays & other issues  holding it up.  What has been done:  Walkway from 1st grade crossing to the station has been pretty much completed, wiring & bases for new outside lighting has been done & posts for the outside wooden walkways are in place.  By my next update, I hope to have more positive news.
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