Maybrook Line

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Maybroook Line
Overview
Type Freight, other non-revenue
System Metro-North, Housatonic Railroad
Status Metro-North: out-of-Service; Housatonic: active freight
Locale Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, and Putnam counties in New York State; Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut
Termini Maybrook, NY
Derby, CT
Stations 0
Daily ridership 0
Operation
Opening c. 1904
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Route map
Maybrook, NY
Campbel Hall
Hudson River
Poughkeepsie
Manchester Bridge
Didell
Fishkill Plains
Hopewell Junction
Newburgh, Dutchess, & Connecticut Railroad
Stormville
Green Haven
Poughquag
West Pawling
Whaley Lake
Holmes
West Patterson
Towners
Harlem Line connection
Dykemans
Brewster, NY
New YorkConnecticut state line
Mill Plain (Danbury, CT)
Danbury Branch connection
Hawleyville
Newtown
Derby, CT

The Maybrook Line was a line of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad which connected with its Waterbury Branch in Derby, Connecticut and its Maybrook Yard in Maybrook, New York where it interchanged with other carriers. It was the main east-west freight route of the New Haven until their collapse in 1969.[1][2]

The portion of the line west of Hopewell Junction, New York has been abandoned and now forms part of the Dutchess Rail Trail. The remainder of the line is owned in New York by Metro-North and in Connecticut by the Housatonic Railroad.[3]

See also[edit]

Hopewell Depot

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lynch, Peter E. (2003). New Haven Railroad. St. Paul, MN: Voyageur Press. p. 75. ISBN 0-7603-1441-1. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  2. ^ Lombardi, Kate Stone (February 5, 1995). "The Maybrook Line And Its Rise and Fall". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  3. ^ Lombardi, Kate Stone (February 5, 1995). "Metro-North Works On East-West Axis". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-12-18.