July 30, 2019 MELGAR removed photo
This photo shows the New Haven Railroad's "Comet" train at the Canaan Union Depot in North Canaan, Connecticut. The train is headed southbound on the track of the former Housatonic Railroad which was leased by the New Haven in 1892 and which ran between Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Danbury and Norwalk, CT. The track in the foreground was formerly owned by the Central New England Railway which ran from Hartford, CT, across the Hudson River to Maybrook, New York and was acquired by the New Haven in 1904. The tracks crossed at a ninety-degree angle at the corner of the depot. The Canaan Union Depot was built in 1872 and retained passenger service until 1971. The elegant Victorian station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and was partially destroyed by fire in 2001. Rehabilitation began in 2014 and, to the best of my knowledge, is complete or nearly so. The "Comet" diesel-electric train operated on the New Haven Railroad between 1935 and 1951 - first between Providence, RI and Boston, and later in local service.