Canaan 2016

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Canaan 2016

Fenderli
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July 12th, 2016, 10:07 am #1


Took this Sunday.  Looks like they are getting there.  From what I remember as a kid, they have changed a lot.  IE. platform at north end.

One other note, I don't know how the Housatonic runs anything in the station area.  Most of the ties are so rotten and broken up, it's inviting trouble.
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DBrion
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July 12th, 2016, 11:35 am #2

Without a doubt, Canaan was one of the nicest and nostalgic stations I ever visited.
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kcur8722
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July 13th, 2016, 4:57 pm #3

I live 6 miles from Canaan station & remember going with my father in the 1960's to watch the New Haven FL-9 passenger trains & the RS-3 freights come through.  Very fond memories.  It's my favorite rail station out of all the ones I have visited.  Recently read in the Lakeville Journal that reconstruction / renovation work my start up in August.  I will keep the forum posted if I hear any new updates.
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July 13th, 2016, 9:24 pm #4

Did they ever catch the people who set fire to the original station
     Bill

 
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DBrion
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July 13th, 2016, 9:29 pm #5

Bill,
I think they did catch he teen-aged SOB's.  I'd like to know what jail time they served for the arson they committed, even though I realize in PC America felons have their rights to privacy. 
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July 14th, 2016, 10:42 am #6

You know if they were caught I don't think they served any jail time, they probably got probation.

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eshoben
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July 14th, 2016, 4:34 pm #7

One got a year; one got 8 months. plus community service plus probation.  Don't know about the ones under 15.  -ed
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July 15th, 2016, 3:29 pm #8

How many were involved? And was it ever made known as to why they did it? It's hard to believe that this arson was done about 16 years ago.

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kcur8722
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August 11th, 2016, 7:46 pm #9

In the August 11th edition of the Lakeville Journal, Canaan selectman Charlie Perotti reported at the BOS meeting that the work on Canaan Station could finally start as soon as September 1st, if all the contracts are signed and completed by end of August.  Will keep the forum posted if I see or hear any new updates.
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Fenderli
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August 13th, 2016, 8:41 am #10

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

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