Canaan Fan Trip?

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Canaan Fan Trip?

Fenderli
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December 23rd, 2017, 3:17 pm #1

Canaan Budd RDC.jpg Posted on the Facebook "I remember N. Canaan" site by S. Gardner from 1950. Great shot that I hadn't seen. Anybody know anything about this? Possibly a quick railfan trip to Lakeville?
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kcur8722
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December 23rd, 2017, 8:13 pm #2

Saw this photo in a magazine (can't remember the name of it) that gets distributed in the tri state area 4 times per year.  Has a lot of old pictures of Canaan & other towns.  This posted photo is much better than the magazine had (theirs was cropped down & poorer quality).   I'm not sure if this was a railfan special to Lakeville or not.  It's on the same track from Canaan to Lakeville. Remember reading & seeing a photo of a single car RDC railfan special from Canaan to Lakeville in the 1950's.  Possibly, this might also have been a Berkshire Line railfan special & they switched off from the wye in front of the station to this section of track for boarding. This was the first photo I had ever seen of back to back Budd Car RDC'S in the Canaan area.  Growing up in the 1960's, I remember seeing the single car New Haven RDC'S running on the Berkshire Line.
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DBrion
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December 24th, 2017, 12:44 am #3

What is inscribed on the front of the leading RDC under the engineer's window?  Was this unit radio equipped?
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December 24th, 2017, 6:31 am #4

DBrion wrote: What is inscribed on the front of the leading RDC under the engineer's window?  Was this unit radio equipped?
It looks like it may be the "Fight Cancer" logo applied to some equipment when the NHRR participated in an awareness campaign in conjunction with the American Cancer Society in (I think) 1953 or 1954?
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December 24th, 2017, 12:54 pm #5

Nice photo of the RDC-1 & Canaan Station. The caption is wrong , however, because the the RDCs weren't delivered until 1952-1953. Various "Fight Cancer" logos were indeed applied to many types of equipment. I have seen them in photos on RS-1 0671. RS-2 0516, RS-3 530, C-Liner 799, FA-1s & FB-1s &  MUs as well as some heavyweight passenger cars

John
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rrtrax2
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December 25th, 2017, 6:38 am #6

1954.JPG How about 1954?

Happy Holidays to all!

Bob B @ TylerCityStation
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DBrion
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December 25th, 2017, 12:18 pm #7

 
That must have been a great trip.  Any idea of the actual routing?
 
Thanks for sharing.
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TomCurtin
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January 4th, 2018, 4:24 pm #8

kcur8722 wrote: This was the first photo I had ever seen of back to back Budd Car RDC'S in the Canaan area.  Growing up in the 1960's, I remember seeing the single car New Haven RDC'S running on the Berkshire Line.
For a while when RDCs were running on the Berkshire between 1960-1964, it was common to use two cars on northbound Sat. evening #438 and southbound Sunday #435
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kcur8722
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January 4th, 2018, 7:13 pm #9

Thanks Tom for that information.  I must have missed seeing the two RDC cars on the line during that time period.
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January 10th, 2018, 1:38 pm #10

Fenderli wrote: Canaan Budd RDC.jpgPosted on the Facebook "I remember N. Canaan" site by S. Gardner from 1950. Great shot that I hadn't seen. Anybody know anything about this? Possibly a quick railfan trip to Lakeville?
I was raised in Canaan during this period of time and also worked for the NHRR in station work on the Berkshire Line from 1947 until 1953.  Unfortunately, I missed this event as I was working for Uncle Sam in Germany.  I believe this trip was run by the Railroad Enthusiasts  (of which I am still a member) of New York and it occurred in 1954 according to what I have read.  The train did run to and from Lakeville on the former CNE line.  That piece of track was abandoned in 1965 after efforts to turn it in to a short line were stymied by Nimbys living in the area.

Lee Beaujon
Morgan Hill, CA
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