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CNE Bus Tour Rudberg Research Collection of the Central New England Railway. Dates: 2002-2011.

Dates: 2002-2010.
Quantity: .75 linear feet.
Abstract: The collection consists of tour guidebooks compiled by Bernard L. Rudberg of photocopies of photographs, maps, correspondence, and documents related to the history of the Central New England Railway, which ran from Maybrook, New York, to Hartford, Connecticut, in the period between 1898 and 1927, at which point it was taken over by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. Mr. Rudberg creates the books for the participants of an annual guided bus tour he coordinates, in April or May of each year beginning in 2002, that follows portions of the old railway line, and provides information about the towns on the route, train wrecks that occurred, old carbarns, turntables and roundhouses, and such features as the Poughkeepsie River Bridge.
CNE Home Page

Central New England Railway Home Page

This page is an overview of the entire railway in Connecticut and New York.

Central New England Railway in New York State

This page is an overview of the railway as it existed in New York State.

Central New England Railway in Hopewell Junction

This page is about the CNE in the Hopewell Junction area.

Central New England Railway's Great Bridge at Poughkeepsie

This page is about the CNE' bridge at Poughkeepsie.

The Rhinebeck & Connecticut

This page is about the Rhinebeck & Connecticut which became part of the Central New England Railway.

The Railroads of Pine Plains

Pine Plains was the intersection of three railroads, all of which became part of the Central New England Railway.

Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad

One of the railroads that formed the Central New England Railway was the Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut.
The CNE / ND&C from Dutchess Jct to Matteawan.
The CNE / ND&C Glenham to Hopewell Jct.
The CNE / ND&C from Hopewell Jct to Millbrook.
The CNE / ND&C from Bangall to Pine Plains.
The CNE / ND&C from Pine Plains to Millerton.

Connecticut Connection

A trip along the Central New England Railway (CNE) from Canaan, Connecticut to the New York State Line.

Maybrook Yard

The major freight yard where the CNE connected with other railroads was at Maybrook.

The Maybrook Line across Dutchess County

The "Maybrook Line" was important to New England before the advent of Penn Central and before the Poughkeepsie Bridge burned.

The Poughkeepsie Bridge after the 1974 Fire

The "Maybrook Line" lost its importance with Penn Central. See the effects of this fire on Eastern Railroading.

P&E in the Poughkeepsie Area

Part of the The Central New England Railway (CNE) was the Poughkeepsie & Eastern (P&E)

P&E North of Poughkeepsie Area

Part of the The Central New England Railway (CNE) was the Poughkeepsie & Eastern (P&E)

Poughkeepsie & Connecticut

One of the railroads that formed the Central New England Railway was the Poughkeepsie & Connecticut.

The Central New England in Connecticut

A great WebSite from Tim Dowd on the remains of the CNE in Connecticut

Fishkill Landing

The Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad became part of the CNE. The New York Central ran from New York City to Albany and beyond through the Hudson Valley. The two roads met at Fishkill Landing.
The first phase of the NYC rebuilding at Fishkill Landing starting in 1913.
The second phase of the NYC rebuilding in 1914 and 1915.
New York Central in the Fishkill Landing Area.
Canaan Station Reconstruction June 2010

Bernie Rudberg took a couple shots of the Canaan station reconstruction in June 2010.

Canaan Station Reconstruction September 2006

Bernie Rudberg drove through Canaan on September 1, 2006 and took a couple shots of the station reconstruction. The hammers were banging away when he was there. It is starting to look like a station again.

Restoration of Hopewell Junction Railroad Station The Central New England Railway (CNE) and later the New Haven Railroad, ran through Hopewell Junction, New York. The abandoned station is being restored. Follow its progress. Better yet, contribute to its progress. Find more about the restoration, volunteer, or make a gift

The Hopewell Junction station restoration is moving right along. Many thanks to ABC Awards for signs. See a Hopewell Junction Station site about the station restoration, volunteering, or make a gift.

Bernie Rudberg's "Connecticut Connection."

A trip along the Central New England Railway (CNE) from Canaan, Connecticut to the New York State Line.

Mountain Express
Posed in Canaan right where our CNE 2004 tours began, the CNE's crack "Mountain Express" for Hartford is ready to head east on a summer morning in 1900, with engineer Bill Ahearn (left) and Conductor Frank Smith (third left). Barely visible in far right background is the skipjack coal tipple, with the water tank behind it.
Coal Tipple

This is an enlargement of the right hand edge of the above photo. It shows the location of the coal tipple and water tank behind the last train car at the right edge of the picture.



Photo from the J. W. Swanberg collection.
Map Canaan to Twin Lakes

Topo map of the area from Canaan to Twin Lakes CT dated 1946.


The Canaan yard area was between Canaan and the Blackberry River.
The station is the L shape in the middle of the wye on the south side of Canaan.
Locomotive in Canaan Yard

PR&NE #1254 in the Canaan yard in 1893


Lee Beaujon collection
Canaan Station

Canaan Station in the 1940's



Lee Beaujon collection

Sadly, the right half of this historic building burned. It was torched by teenagers. They were caught and now there is a restoration program underway.

At Canaan, the Central New England Railway crossed the Housatonic Railroad.

Both became part of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad.
Canaan Station

Canaan Station in the 1940's



Lee Beaujon collection

The tower and the section at right burned. It is now being restored.
Canaan Station looking north in 1968

Canaan Station looking north in 1968.


Photo by Roger Liller
Canaan water tower in 1968

Canaan water tower in 1968


Photo by Roger Liller
Twenty Five Years on the ND&C East Main Street
East Main Street Canaan looking west in the summer of 1924.

Lee Beaujon collection

Locomotive in the center is on first class #906 eastbound to Hartford ready to depart at 7:30 AM. In the distance is mixed train #913 headed west to Beacon NY departing at 7:15 AM. At left is PUC inspection train with CNE business car #100 waiting to head south to Danbury.
CNE 4-4-0 #202 on train #8 due to leave for Hartford at 8:45 AM about 1905.

CNE 4-4-0 #202 on train #8 due to leave for Hartford at 8:45 AM about 1905.



Lee Beaujon collection
Locomotive on turntable
H&CW #3

Fran Donovan collection
Central New England Railway Train Order CNE Locomotive Hartford

PH&B RR #2 “Hartford”. Formerly NY&M #2, P&E #2



Roger Liller collection
CNE Westbound at Canaan
Westbound train at Canaan station.

CNE 2004 tour guide book
CNE Locomotive State Line

2-4-4 built by Rogers in 1848



Fran Donovan collection

CW RR #1 “State Line”, H&CW #1, CNE&W #1, PR&NE #1, Scrapped 1899
Eastbound at Canaan
Eastbound train at Canaan station.

Fran Donovan collection
Hartford to State Line Track Chart

Hartford to State Line Track Chart

Canaan Station Diamond
View westbound from Canaan station diamond 1938.

Nimke Volume 3, Page 70

Looking toward Church street the building to the right of the tracks is the former ice house.
CNE Church Street Crossing Canaan

Church street crossing in Canaan 1925.



Nimke Volume 3, Page 71
CNE Church Street Crossing

Church Street Canaan looking east - 19 October 1927



Lee Beaujon collection

This was only 2 months before passenger service ended between Millerton and Hartford.
CNE #11 at Canaan Yard

PR&NE #11 in the east end of the Canaan yard 1893



Lee Beaujon collection
CNE Church Street Crossing Westbound

View westbound from the Church street crossing in Canaan in 1927.



Nimke Volume 3 Page 72

Canaan yard complex is in the background.
CNE Canaan Yard Westbound

Westbound view of the Canaan yard in 1893.



Nimke Volume 3, Page 72

The coaling tower is to the left of the racks in the distance.
CNE Coal Tipple at Canaan

Canaan coal tipple in the 1890's



CNE 2004 tour guide book
Church Street Eastbound

View eastbound toward Church street from the top of the coal tower.



Nimke Volume 3 Page 72
CNE Canaan Yard Middle
Eastbound toward Church street from the middle of the Canaan yard.

Nimke Volume 3, page 73
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CNE Blackberry River Bridge
This is the bridge over the Blackberry River at the west end of the Canaan yard.
Wreck in Canaan 1892

Wreck of CNE&W #11 in the Canaan yard 27 July 1892



Lee Beaujon collection

This wreck happened at 3:00 AM at the west end of the yard near the coal loader.
Wreck in Canaan 1892

Wreck of CNE&W #11 in the Canaan yard 27 July 1892



Lee Beaujon collection
Write up on smash-up in Canaan in 1892
Write up on smash-up in Canaan in 1892
Story of the July 1892 wreck in Canaan yard

Lee Beaujon collection
PR&NE Yard Canaan

PR&NE yard in Canaan 1893

Lee Beaujon collection

Note the coal loader in the left background.
Yard wye track to the right.
Coal and Water Tower in Canaan

Canaan coal tower, boiler house and water tower in 1891.


Lee Beaujon collection
Canaan Yard Looking West

Canaan yard looking west from Church St. 1940s.


Lee Beaujon collection
CNE&W Engine House Canaan

CNE&W engine house in Canaan 1891


Lee Beaujon collection

Unused by the mid 1890's.
Blew down in a storm in the late 1890's.
New Haven Flanger at Canaan

NH Flanger S-54 on the ashpit track in the Canaan yard.

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Lee Beaujon collection
CNE&W Coal Tower Canaan

CNE&W Canaan coal tower built in 1891 - torn down 1906.


Lee Beaujon collection

View looking west across the Blackberry River bridge
West over Housatonic River

Looking west over the Housatonic River.



CNE 2004 tour guide book
Twin Lakes Chapinville Map
Topo map of Twin Lakes and Chapinville which later became Taconic station.
Survey of 1884-5

The following was typed by Austin McEntee from an old newspaper clipping.

The morning mail today brings a message from a Canaan banker who is an authority on the CNE railway and its history. Read on:
In regard to the Washining station west of Canaan, about 1910 the east shore of Twin Lakes experienced a building boom and several influential men built quite elaborate cottages and landscaped their grounds. Among them were two wholesale druggists from Philadelphia and an insurance executive from Hartford, Charles S. Blake. During the construction these men persuaded the railroad to install a siding and many cars of materials were unloaded at this point, which was adjacent to the highway leading to the east shore of Twin Lakes from Canaan at the crossing. A roofed passenger shelter was built and a name selected – Blake's Summit. With the renaming of the stations on the line, Chapinville became Taconic and Blake's Summit was given the Indian name for the larger of the Twin Lakes -- Washining. The writer well remembers it as he had occasion to use this station stop one Sunday afternoon. The conductor was Mr. Simmons and he neglected to pull the bell cord to signal the engineer to stop. His disposition was not the best, as I recall, and he made the engineer back the train several hundred yards rather than let me drop off as they slowed down, which incidentally was near my destination.
ALLYN FULLER
Washington Station
View east at Washining station October 1927
Bob Lord photo

This station was formerly called Blake’s Summit.
Taconic Station

Taconic CT


Bob Lord postcard

This station was formerly called Chapinville.

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Fly Along the Central New England Railway!

If you have "GOOGLE EARTH" installed on your computer, you can "fly" along the routes of the Central New England Railway with the "PLACEMARK" below: (Click to get GOOGLE EARTH)

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Twin Lakes Station

Twin Lakes station

CNE 2004 tour guide book
Washington Station East

Washining Station looking east


CNE 2004 tour guide book
Twin Lakes Map
Topo map of the Twin Lakes CT area dated 1949.
Twin Lakes Station

Twin lakes station

Twin Lakes Causeway

Twin Lakes causeway looking west


CNE 2004 tour guide book
1927 Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes Station looking east in 1927


CNE 2004 tour guide book
Railroads in Canaan Connecticut

The 1872 Depot in Canaan and Railroad Stations in Connecticut

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1927 Taconic Station

Taconic Station in October 1927


Note the former turntable span used as a bridge at left.
Taconic Station Closeup

Taconic Station


CNE 2004 tour guide book
Lakeville Map
Topo map of Salisbury, Lakeville, Ore Hill and State Line c. 1900
Moores Brook Wreck
CNE&W head on wreck at Moores Brook east of Salisbury 24 October 1890.
Locomotives were 4-4-0 #21 and 2-6-0 #23. Brakeman James Higgins, age 18, was killed.
Moores Brook Wreck
Lee Beaujon collection
Moores Brook Wreck
Moores Brook Wreck
Moores Brook wreck October 1890

CNE 2004 tour guide book
Salisbury Station Salisbury Station with the library in the background

CNE 2004 tour guide book

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Salisbury Station East 36

Salisbury station east view late 1920's

Lee Beaujon collection

Now part of a home at 54 Library St. In Salisbury.
Salisbury Station West

Salisbury station west view late 1920's

Lee Beaujon collection

Foundation of the water tower still exists. Station is now part of a home at 54 Library St.
Salisbury Freight House

Salisbury freight house complete with a cattle ramp April 1938.



Nimke Volume 3, Page 94
Salisbury Yard

Eastbound view of Salisbury with the freight house to the left. April 1938.



Nimke Volume 3, Page 95
Salisbury Train

Train approaching the Salisbury wreck on 1 April 1918



Lee Beaujon collection

Photographer snapped the above photo just before the derailment.
Salisbury Wreck
Salisbury wreck 1 April 1918

Lee Beaujon collection

After the crash he ran along the tracks to take these wreck photos.
Salisbury Wreck

Salisbury wreck 1 April 1918



Lee Beaujon collection

The photographer happened to be taking pictures when the train derailed.

From The Lakeville Journal issue of Thursday, April 4,1918
Freight Wrecked
An eastbound freight train came to grief in what is known as Hutchinson's Cut just in the rear of Charles Renshaw's summer home at Salisbury. The train was making fast time when eight of the cars in the center of the train left the rails and piled up on both sides of the track. Fortunately none of the train crew were hurt. The wrecked cars consisted of four box cars and 4 steel cars loaded with soft coal which was spilled in heaps on the sides of the embankment. The track was badly torn up for some distance, the rails being bent and twisted in various shapes and the ties reduced to kindling wood. Traffic was blocked until Tuesday noon but passenger trains maintained fairly good schedules by transferring passengers.
Salisbury Drawing

Drawing of Salisbury station by Victor Westman



Lee Beaujon collection

Victor Westman is an engineer retired from the Harlem line and living in Danbury CT. His drawings were intended for a book which Robert Adams was writing about the CNE and ND&C. Unfortunately Adams passed away before the manuscript was completed and the book was never published. Some of these pictures have been used previously in Christmas card illustrations.
The New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association
has created a great map of the New Haven Railroad at its greatest extent.

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Lakeville Station

Lakeville station

Lee Beaujon collection
PR&NE at Lakeville

PR&NE #14 at Lakeville 1890s



Lee Beaujon collection
Lakeville Topo 1948

Topo of Lakeville to State Line dated 1948.



The tracks from Lakeville to State Line are gone but you can follow the ROW in the topo lines.
The end of the tracks is visible north of the lake in the upper right corner by Lakeville.
The outline of the wye at State Line is visible near the left edge.
Lakeville Trestle

Lakeville trestle about 1947

Lee Beaujon collection

This trestle was not strong enough for “Bull Moose” type locomotives.
Lakeville ESSO station

Lakeville in the 1930's

CNE 2004 tour guide book

This bridge in Lakeville was the reason that heavier “Bull Moose” type locomotives could not use parts of this line.
Lakeville Station

Lakeville Station

CNE 2004 tour guide book
Ore Hill Station

Ore Hill Station

CNE 2004 tour guide book
Ore Hill East

Ore Hill in 1924 looking east

CNE 2004 tour guide book
Oreville Trestle

Ore Hill trestle near State Line



CNE 2004 tour guide book
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