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Postcard picture of tunnel in Newtown, Conn.[edit]

I don't have the ability to crop pictures, or I would have cropped the postcard picture of the Newtown tunnel. Perhaps at some point in the future someone else can. Having the picture seems better than not having it. Noroton 16:26, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Metro North?[edit]

I had heard before that Metro-North Railroad owns the former New Haven trackage from MNRR's Hudson line (ex NY Central at Beacon), to the NY State line (or maybe the Harlem line), and it was only the part east of there that's the Housatonic. The Metro-North Railroad page claims this "Beacon Line" as its own. While I know MNRR has at least trackage rights, the exact ownership of this needs to be clarified between these two pages. Jpp42 06:17, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

The article at Beacon Line mentions ownership by Metro North. Ownership in Connecitcut seems to be more confused based on articles on Wikipedia. Some lines may be owned by ConnDOT with operation by Metro-North but some articles assert owner ship by Metro-North. (talk) 03:40, 8 April 2008 (UTC)


What is the correct way of pronouncing Housatonic? –BMRR (talk) 00:28, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

/ˌhsəˈtɒnɪk/ or HOOS-ə-TON-ik, just like the Housatonic River. (talk) 02:07, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

List of stations[edit]

It seems to me that a surprisingly large number of stations belonging to the Housatonic are still standing or are readily locatable in aerial photographs. Hence, I'd like to assemble a table listing them here on the talk page before placing it into the article. (talk) 03:52, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

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Housatonic stations[1][2]
disposition address
North Adams Branch[3]
North Adams station
(North Adams, MA)
standing 115 State Street
42°41′51″N 73°06′51″W / 42.697443°N 73.114185°W / 42.697443; -73.114185 (North Adams station)
North Adams station, the grey building left of center at the end of the walkway, is now a visitor's center.

The saltbox Boston and Albany Railroad station is part of the Freight Yard Historic District and the Western Gateway Heritage State Park.[4]
Adams station
(Adams, MA)
1889 building is standing 12 Pleasant Street
42°37′18″N 73°07′09″W / 42.621763°N 73.119088°W / 42.621763; -73.119088 (Adams station)
Adams station and freight depot, 21 April 2012

NRHP Reference # 82004950. Station building serves as CJ's Sports Pub.[5]
Cheshire station
(Cheshire, MA)
1873 building is standing 6 Depot Street at Railroad Street
42°33′38″N 73°09′31″W / 42.560493°N 73.15856°W / 42.560493; -73.15856 (Cheshire station)
Cheshire station, 21 April 2012

Station serves as Chic's Auto Repair shop. A nearby freight depot has been turned into a duplex apartment.
Berkshire station
(Berkshire, MA)
demolished Railroad Street
42°30′38″N 73°11′38″W / 42.510648°N 73.193944°W / 42.510648; -73.193944 (Berkshire station)
Berkshire depot site, 21 April 2012

A gable roofed building sits alongside the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail where the station used to be.
Main Line
(Pittsfield, MA)
modern building opened 22 November 2004[6] 1 Columbus Avenue at North Street
42°27′05″N 73°15′14″W / 42.4515°N 73.2540°W / 42.4515; -73.2540 (Pittsfield station)
Pittsfield station in the 19th century (this building is no longer standing)

Served by Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited.
Dewey's station
(Lenox, MA)
2 story station and adjacent freight depot are standing 255 New Lenox Road
42°23′43″N 73°14′47″W / 42.395408°N 73.246402°W / 42.395408; -73.246402 (Dewey's station)
New Lenox station, 21 April 2012

Also known as "New Lenox" or "Yokun" station. A special Berkshire Scenic excursion to Dewey's, Pittsfield, and Great Barrington took place in July 2011.[7] The station house is now used as an apartment building.[8] It is located about 1.83 miles (2.95 km) from Arrowhead, the house that Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick in along with several other works, during the 1850s.[9]
(Lenox, MA)
1902 building is standing 10 Willow Creek Road
42°21′02″N 73°14′39″W / 42.3506°N 73.2442°W / 42.3506; -73.2442 (Lenox station)
Lenox station, c. 2009

A 1 12 story tudor revival structure. NRHP Reference # 89000225. Has served as the northern terminus and headquarters of the Berkshire Scenic since 1984. The adjacent rail yard stores much of the museum's collection of rolling stock.
Lenoxdale station
[2](Lenoxdale, MA)
demolished[8] Crystal Street near Elm Street[8]
42°20′10″N 73°14′40″W / 42.336191°N 73.244412°W / 42.336191; -73.244412 (Lenoxdale station)
Lenoxdale station site, 19 May 2012

The station was located near to where the post office stands today.[8]
Lee station
(Lee, MA)
opened 4 November 1893, station is standing[10] 69–157 Railroad Street
42°18′25″N 73°15′07″W / 42.30703°N 73.252029°W / 42.30703; -73.252029 (Lee station)
Lee station, 31 March 2012

NRHP Reference # 10001067.[11] Has served as the Sullivan Station Restaurant since 1981.[10] The saltbox-styled vernacular architecture wood frame station house was built by a local contractor.[10]
South Lee station
(South Lee, MA)
standing 40 Willow Street
42°16′32″N 73°17′09″W / 42.275523°N 73.28597°W / 42.275523; -73.28597 (South Lee station)
South Lee station, 21 April 2012

2 12 story gable roofed brick building with curved steel eave support braces and a stone foundation. It lies across a street from the Onyx paper plant.[12] Station is a contributing property to the South Lee Historic District.
Stockbridge station
(Stockbridge, MA)
standing Depot Road (off South Street)
42°16′40″N 73°18′55″W / 42.277781°N 73.315158°W / 42.277781; -73.315158 (Stockbridge station)
Stockbridge station, 18 March 2012

Serves as the usual southern terminus of the Berkshire Scenic since 2003.
Glendale station[2][13]
(Glendale, MA)
demolished Glendale Middle Road near Castle Hill Road
42°16′59″N 73°20′28″W / 42.283119°N 73.341208°W / 42.283119; -73.341208 (Glendale station)
Was also known as "Glendale Summit" station.[14] Station was located on the eastern or left bank of the Housatonic River.[15]
State Line or West Stockbridge Branch
State Line station
(West Stockbridge, MA)
demolished State Line Road
42°21′01″N 73°24′41″W / 42.350203°N 73.411438°W / 42.350203; -73.411438 (State Line station)
Vicinity of former station in 2004

Former connection to the Boston and Albany Railroad
West Stockbridge station
(West Stockbridge, MA)
1838 building is standing 6 Depot Street[16]
42°20′02″N 73°22′06″W / 42.333954°N 73.368469°W / 42.333954; -73.368469 (West Stockbridge station)
West Stockbridge station, 31 March 2012

Building was not constructed by the Housatonic, but served and owned by it from the 1850s on. Rail line was then abandoned and the station is now isolated. The station became a restaurant, but was empty and for sale as of 31 March 2012.
Housatonic Depot
(Housatonic, MA)
1881 building standing, 1859 freight depot too 168 Front Street
42°15′23″N 73°21′54″W / 42.256396°N 73.364983°W / 42.256396; -73.364983 (Housatonic station)
Housatonic station, 24 March 2012

Serves as a sound recording studio.[17] Going north out of Housatonic the rail line branched either west toward State Line Road in West Stockbridge and Chatham or east toward Pittsfield. The freight building was the passenger building from 1859 until the new passenger building was constructed in 1881.
Van Deusenville station
(Van Deusenville, MA)
demolished in the 1940s[18] Division Street
42°13′42″N 73°21′46″W / 42.228335°N 73.362687°W / 42.228335; -73.362687 (Van Deusenville station)
Van Deusenville station site, 21 April 2012

Also known as "Rising" or "Rising Junction" station.[14] The switch for the West Stockbridge branch was in Van Deusenville, but the two lines (to West Stockbridge and to Pittsfield) ran adjacent and parallel to each other until branching away from each other in Housatonic. Station was across Van Deusenville Road from the church that is now the Guthrie Center.[18] Van Deusenville and West Stockbridge both had turntables in the past.[18]
Great Barrington station
(Great Barrington, MA)
standing 46 Castle Street
42°11′38″N 73°21′54″W / 42.193906°N 73.364956°W / 42.193906; -73.364956 (Great Barrington station)
Great Barrington station, 21 April 2012

Used until 1989 as the southern terminus of Berkshire Scenic excursions. However, it was visited by a special excursion in July 2011.[7]
Sheffield station
(Sheffield, MA)
demolished Depot Square
42°06′39″N 73°21′17″W / 42.110751°N 73.354651°W / 42.110751; -73.354651 (Sheffield station)
Trackside view of freight depot, 31 March 2012

The station building was a 1 12 story wooden frame building with two small brick chimneys and a gable roof with wide overhanging eaves.[19] A 2 12 story board and batten freight depot is still standing adjacent to the tracks just south of Depot Square.
Ashley Falls station
(Ashley Falls, MA)[14][20][21]
demolished 250 East Main Street
42°03′27″N 73°20′05″W / 42.057578°N 73.33462°W / 42.057578; -73.33462 (Ashley Falls station)
Main Street crosses track near former station site, 31 March 2012

Was the site of a train automobile collision that killed 4 in 1910.[22]
Canaan Union Depot
(North Canaan, CT)
1872 building is standing 53 E Main Street
42°1′34″N 73°19′46″W / 42.02611°N 73.32944°W / 42.02611; -73.32944 (Canaan depot)
Canaan Union Depot from U.S. Route 7 on 1 January 2007

NRHP Reference # 72001317. Was a union station with the Central New England Railway.
Housatonic headquarters
(North Canaan, CT)
repair shop and rail yard built in the 1980s 1 Railroad Street near High Street
42°01′15″N 73°19′54″W / 42.020908°N 73.331729°W / 42.020908; -73.331729 (Housatonic Railroad headquarters)
Headquarters, 21 April 2012

Not a passenger station.
Amesville shops
(Salisbury, CT)
demolished Housatonic River Road
41°57′54″N 73°22′16″W / 41.965091°N 73.371098°W / 41.965091; -73.371098 (Amesville shops)
Old stereograph of covered bridge over the Housatonic River, circa 1870s

Former turntable, roundhouse, and repair shop facilities were opened in a former iron works in 1872. Closed in 1900 and demolished ten years later to make way for the Great Falls Dam which started generating power in 1914.
Falls Village station
(Falls Village, CT)
standing 23–37 Railroad Street
41°57′14″N 73°21′53″W / 41.953909°N 73.364607°W / 41.953909; -73.364607 (Falls Village station)
Falls Village station, 31 March 2012

Station building houses the Canaan-Falls Village Historical Society.[23]
Lime Rock station[2]
(Lime Rock, CT)
demolished, ruins of freight platform remain 2-20 Lime Rock Station Road
41°55′53″N 73°21′30″W / 41.931497°N 73.358395°W / 41.931497; -73.358395 (Lime Rock station)
Lime Rock platform remains, 6 April 2012

The station was on the eastern or left bank of the Housatonic River, the village of Lime Rock lies 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the west. Stone foundations used as freight platforms lie along either side of the track.
West Cornwall station
(West Cornwall, CT)
standing, freight depot buildings in vicinity[24] 6 Railroad Street
41°52′15″N 73°21′41″W / 41.870771°N 73.361469°W / 41.870771; -73.361469 (West Cornwall station)
West Cornwall station, 30 March 2012

2 12 story barn red gable roofed structue with white trim is used as a private residence.[25]
Cornwall Bridge
(Cornwall, CT)
standing 1 River Road South
41°49′11″N 73°22′19″W / 41.819855°N 73.371838°W / 41.819855; -73.371838 (Cornwall Bridge station)
Cornwall Bridge station, 31 March 2012

NRHP Reference # 72001313.[26] Stick style station building sits in the shadow of the NRHP listed Cornwall Bridge.
North Kent station
(North Kent, CT)
demolished, some ruins of the general store remain North Kent Number 2 Road
41°45′59″N 73°26′06″W / 41.766438°N 73.435053°W / 41.766438; -73.435053 (North Kent station)
Site of milk can stand, 6 April 2012

The first station (c. 1880–) was a store and post office located north of the road and west of the track, toward the river. The second station (–1937) was a milk can stand with an enclosed shed located on the south side of the road and east of the track. The stop was also known as "Kent Furnace" and "Flanders" station.[27]
Kent station
(Kent, CT)
standing 38 North Main Street
41°43′36″N 73°28′31″W / 41.726775°N 73.475157°W / 41.726775; -73.475157 (Kent station)
Kent station, 24 March 2012

Station building serves as an office for a group of physicians.
Barn red carpenter gothic board and batten construction with white trim and "lace" trim along eaves.
South Kent station
(South Kent, CT)
demolished 316 South Kent Road
41°40′44″N 73°28′15″W / 41.678914°N 73.470962°W / 41.678914; -73.470962 (South Kent station)
Store remains, 6 April 2012

Was also known as "Woodrow" station.[2] The foundation of the demolished general store lies just to the north of the post office, the station was an "umbrella" sized hut at the back of the store.[28]
Merwinsville Hotel
(Gaylordsville, CT)
1843 hotel is standing 1 Browns Forge Road
41°38′51″N 73°28′33″W / 41.64743°N 73.47586°W / 41.64743; -73.47586 (Merwinsville Hotel)
Merwinsville Hotel, 31 March 2012

NRHP Reference # 77001398.[29] The Hotel was used as a station until 1915 when a new station was built and named "Gaylordsville". The Hotel was occupied for several decades in the 20th century as a private residence. It was abandoned and suffered a fire in 1970. The 3 12 story white clapboard Greek Revival structure has been a restoration project since August 1971.[30]
Boardman's Bridge
(New Milford, CT)
demolished Boardman Road
41°35′36″N 73°26′57″W / 41.593449°N 73.449212°W / 41.593449; -73.449212 (Boardman's Bridge station)
Lenticular truss bridge, station was to right, 24 March 2012

Small hut on a platform used for loading milk cans. The 1888 built and NRHP listed lenticular truss road bridge built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co. over the adjacent Housatonic River is still standing but is closed to all traffic, even pedestrians. The small station, that did not have a ticket agent, was located north of Boardman's road on the eastern end of the bridge.
New Milford
(New Milford, CT)
building opened July 1886 is standing[31] 11 Railroad Street
41°34′35″N 73°24′46″W / 41.57639°N 73.41278°W / 41.57639; -73.41278 (New Milford station)
New Milford station, 25 March 2012

NRHP Reference # 84001062. Houses the New Milford chamber of commerce.[32]
Still River
[2](New Milford, CT)
demolished Still River Drive and Lanesville Road
41°32′38″N 73°24′36″W / 41.543855°N 73.410001°W / 41.543855; -73.410001 (Lanesville and Still River station)
Bridge over the mouth of the Still River north of station site, 21 April 2012

Also known as "Lanesville" or "Lanesville and Still River" station. Was the site of four distinct station buildings each built within 1/2 mile of each other near the mouth of the Still River.[33]
(Brookfield, CT)
1914 building is standing[34] 273 Whisconier Road
41°28′57″N 73°24′27″W / 41.482468°N 73.407496°W / 41.482468; -73.407496 (Brookfield station)
Brookfield station, 25 March 2012

Barn red glass studio and woodturning studio of the Brookfield Craft Center.[35] Former hotel stands nearby with a hair salon in the ground floor. West of Federal Road Whisconier Road is known as "Station Road".
Brookfield Junction
(Brookfield, CT)
demolished 150 Stony Hill Road, near Junction Road[36]
41°27′13″N 73°23′33″W / 41.453531°N 73.392368°W / 41.453531; -73.392368 (Brookfield Junction station)
Site of former station, 7 April 2012

Passenger service to Brookfield Junction stopped in 1925 or 1926.[34] A nearby hotel was 130 years old when it burned down in 2006.[34] The remains of a railway turntable lie nearby.[34]
Danbury Union Station
(Danbury, CT)
1903 NYNH&H building is standing White Street and Patriot Drive
41°23′53″N 73°27′00″W / 41.398027°N 73.449966°W / 41.398027; -73.449966 (Danbury Union station)
Station in 2007

NRHP Reference # 86002750. Romanesque revival building serves as the Danbury Railway Museum. The Danbury Metro-North station is nearby.
Beacon Line[14][37]
Fair Grounds station
(Danbury, CT)
demolished 41°23′00″N 73°28′44″W / 41.383217°N 73.47888°W / 41.383217; -73.47888 (Fair Grounds station)
Station site, 29 April 2012

Seasonal station was a platform located near what is now the Danbury Fair Mall, which was formerly used for the Fairfield County Agricultural Association Fair.
Mill Plain station
(Mill Plain, CT)
standing, relocated Old Mill Plain Road
41°23′36″N 73°31′05″W / 41.393447°N 73.518126°W / 41.393447; -73.518126 (Mill Plain station)
Relocated Mill Plain station house, 8 April 2012

This 1881 built New York and New England Railroad station building was relocated about 100 metres (330 ft) southwards and no longer lies along the track.[38] It has a hip roof with small triangular dormers used as vents.[38] It was moved to the intersection of Mill Plain Road and Old Ridgebury Road.
Brewster station
(Brewster, NY)
demolished, driveway remnants remain 580 North Main Street
41°24′14″N 73°37′06″W / 41.403829°N 73.618387°W / 41.403829; -73.618387 (Brewster station (Maybrook Line))
Driveway that led to former station, 14 April 2012

It was east of the stations on the Harlem Line, south of Southeast station and north of Brewster station, about 100 metres (330 ft) to the east of the Brewster rail yard.
Dykemans station
(Dykemans, NY)
demolished The former Dykemans station on the Harlem Line lay adjacent to the station on the Beacon Line.
Towners station
(Towners, NY)
demolished, some ruins Was located near the Towners (NYCRR station) on the Harlem Line.[39] A foundation and machinery associated with a nearby creamery remain near the station site.
(Holmes, NY)
demolished Holmes Road and New York State Route 292
41°31′27″N 73°38′51″W / 41.524291°N 73.647537°W / 41.524291; -73.647537 (Holmes station)
Site of former station, 8 April 2012

Sometimes referred to as "West Patterson" station.[39][40] The station was about 2.4 miles (3.9 km) west of the Patterson (Metro-North station).[39]
Whaley Lake[40]
(Pawling, NY)
Also known as "Reynoldsville" station.
West Pawling
(West Pawling, NY)
Poughquag station
(Poughquag, NY)
Depot Hill Road
41°35′44″N 73°40′51″W / 41.595667°N 73.680872°W / 41.595667; -73.680872 (Poughquag station)
Stormville station[40]
(Stormville, NY)
demolished 90 Old Route 52
41°34′08″N 73°44′38″W / 41.568821°N 73.743756°W / 41.568821; -73.743756 (Stormville station)[41]
Site of former station next to daycare building, 18 April 2012

Stormville has been used as an MTA Police K-9 training center since 2009.[42]
Hopewell Junction
(Hopewell Junction, NY)
1873 building standing[43] Railroad Avenue and Bridge Street
41°35′02″N 73°48′30″W / 41.583992°N 73.808368°W / 41.583992; -73.808368 (Hopewell Depot (original location))
now at 36 Railroad Avenue
41°35′06″N 73°48′24″W / 41.585132°N 73.806721°W / 41.585132; -73.806721 (Hopewell Depot (relocated))
Hopewell Depot, 8 April 2012

Travelling westward within Hopewell Junction the Maybrook Line used to branch northwest towards Poughkeepsie, but the Beacon Line goes southwest toward Beacon. The former Maybrook Line has been turned into the Dutchess Rail Trail. The Hopewell Depot was built by the Central New England Railway in 1873 and was moved twice in the 1900s.[43] It was originally across the street from the Hopewell Inn (which is still standing) a bit north of a freight depot building that is also still standing. The Hopewell Depot currently lies along the Dutchess Rail Trail near, but not on, the Beacon Line.
Brinckerhoff station[44]
(Brinckerhoff, NY)
Fishkill station
(Fishkill, NY)
Glenham station
(Glenham NY)
demolished Washington Avenue near Old Town Road
41°30′59″N 73°56′05″W / 41.516459°N 73.934662°W / 41.516459; -73.934662 (Glenham station)
Matteawan station
Matteawan, NY
standing 493 Main Street
41°30′06″N 73°57′50″W / 41.501691°N 73.963802°W / 41.501691; -73.963802 (Matteawan station)
Matteawan station, 8 April 2012

3 12 story wood frame building. This building was used as the headquarters of the Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad.[45]
Wicopee station[44][46]
(Wicopee, NY)
Also known as "Wicopee Junction" station.
Beacon station
(Beacon, NY)
standing 1 Ferry Plaza and Beekman Street
41°30′20″N 73°59′07″W / 41.5055°N 73.9853°W / 41.5055; -73.9853 (Beacon station)
Beacon station platform, 18 March 2006

Current station lies along the Metro-North Hudson Line.
Fishkill Junction station
(Beacon, NY)
demolished 41°28′59″N 73°58′55″W / 41.483184°N 73.981891°W / 41.483184; -73.981891 (Fishkill Junction station) Also known as "Dutchess Junction" station[44] it was south of Beacon station on the Hudson Line.
Hawleyville station
(Hawleyville, CT)
passenger station demolished – now freight only 20B Hawleyville Road
41°25′43″N 73°21′14″W / 41.428739°N 73.353986°W / 41.428739; -73.353986 (Hawleyville station)
Hawleyville, 20 April 2012

Now 30 Hawleyville Road is known as the "Shepaug Reload" which has turnouts, sidings, transloading, and warehousing facilities that are in use by the HRRC.[47] Former terminus of the Shepaug RR (taken over by Housatonic in 1891).
Newtown station
(Newtown, CT)
standing 57 Church Hill Road
41°25′02″N 73°17′50″W / 41.417319°N 73.297166°W / 41.417319; -73.297166 (Newtown station)
between Newtown and Sandy Hook
Newtown station, 25 March 2012

Barn red stick style clapboard structure with outbuilding on property. One half of station house serves as Cave Comics,[48] the other as Burgerittoville restaurant.[49] Church Hill road passes under rail line nearby and carries U.S. Route 6.
Botsford station
(Botsford, CT)
demolished Botsford Hill Road
41°21′59″N 73°15′25″W / 41.366261°N 73.2569°W / 41.366261; -73.2569 (Botsford station)
Platform remains, 22 April 2012

The Botsford Hill Road driveway of Interstate-Lakeland Lumber is located close to where the station used to be.[50] Travelling south from Botsford the Housatonic rail line branched right (west) to Bridgeport along its original main line and left (east) to Derby along the Derby Extension. The Bridgeport line is lifted and mostly rail trail.[51] The Derby Extension branch is in place and in use. The wooden tank water tower at Botsford was moved to the Danbury Railway Museum where there were plans to restore and re-erect it.[52] In an 1840 schedule this stop was listed as "Lands End".[53]
Derby Extension Branch
(Monroe, CT)
demolished 310 Hammertown Road
41°21′49″N 73°13′12″W / 41.363604°N 73.2201°W / 41.363604; -73.2201 (Monroe station)
Vicinity of former Monroe station, 29 April 2012

Station was a small hut with no ticket agent. The road off Hammertown that led to the station is now owned by the Fairfield County Fish and Game Protective Association.[54]
(Stevenson, CT)
demolished with some remains Monroe Turnpike
41°23′13″N 73°11′17″W / 41.387016°N 73.188139°W / 41.387016; -73.188139 (Stevenson station)
Stevenson station site, 29 April 2012

Originally known as "Zoar Bridge" station. Station was north of the tracks and on the east side of Monroe Turnpike. Some ruins of a stone foundation are left standing.
Shelton station
(Shelton, CT)
demolished White Street near Canal Street West
41°19′07″N 73°05′38″W / 41.318616°N 73.093908°W / 41.318616; -73.093908 (Shelton station)
Former freight depot, 6 April 2012

The New England Stair Company occupies a refurbished freight depot adjacent to the where the passenger station was located.[55]
Derby Junction
(Derby, CT)
demolished 1 New Haven Avenue
41°18′56″N 73°04′50″W / 41.315417°N 73.08055°W / 41.315417; -73.08055 (Derby Junction station)
Station was where parking lot now is, 28 April 2012

Former connection to the New Haven and Derby Railroad. The Housatonic's original Derby station was located southeast of where the current Derby-Shelton station is located. The Smoke and Bones barbeque restaurant is located in a former Armour meatpacking warehouse adjacent to the station site.[56] The station house was located where the Smoke and Bones west parking lot now is.
Pepper Crossing[2]
(Monroe, CT)
demolished Pepper Street and Cutler's Farm Road
41°19′51″N 73°15′02″W / 41.330758°N 73.250549°W / 41.330758; -73.250549 (Pepper Crossing station)
Pepper Street crossing, 22 April 2012

Site serves as a parking lot for pedestrian's and cyclist's access to the Housatonic Trail. The station hut was built for use by visitors to the nearby Garder Farm.
Stepney station
(Stepney, CT)
circa 1905 building is standing[57] 54 Maple Drive[58]
41°18′11″N 73°14′53″W / 41.30295°N 73.248097°W / 41.30295; -73.248097 (Stepney station)
Stepney station, 1 April 2012

Stop was initially known as "Leavenworth's Mill".[53]
Parlor Rock[59]
(Trumbull, CT)
demolished Between Whitney Avenue and Monroe Turnpike near Old Mine Park
41°17′00″N 73°13′29″W / 41.283466°N 73.224628°W / 41.283466; -73.224628 (Parlor Rock station)
Entrance to Parlor Rock Park, 4 April 2012

A 100-foot (30 m) platform for the nearby (19th century) amusement park. It was used from 1878 until about 1898, though the baseball field was used until 1913.[59] The site was altered in the 20th century by the construction of Connecticut Route 25.
Trumbull Whitney Avenue
(Trumbull, CT)
building was relocated to Moose Hill Road in 1937 and is still standing[33] Whitney Avenue
41°16′50″N 73°13′23″W / 41.280556°N 73.222941°W / 41.280556; -73.222941 (Trumbull Whitney Avenue station)
Whitney Avenue station site, 1 May 2012

Was also known as "Long Hill" or "Beers Mill" station, the latter name was taken after a nearby mill owned by Gate Beers.[60] A 1 12 story gable roofed brick pumphouse now occupies the station site.
Trumbull Church
(Trumbull, CT)
demolished Taits Mill Road
41°14′47″N 73°11′55″W / 41.246253°N 73.198643°W / 41.246253; -73.198643 (Trumbull Church station)
A flag stop station without scheduled service, was named for a nearby Congregational church.[60] This stop was listed on a schedule printed in February 1840 for the opening of the railroad.[53]
North Bridgeport
(Bridgeport, CT)
demolished Carson Street between Reservoir and Sylvan Avenues
41°12′16″N 73°11′32″W / 41.204489°N 73.192163°W / 41.204489; -73.192163 (North Bridgeport station)
The Hi Ho silos lie just south of the former station site, 29 April 2012

Also known as "Lyons" or "Pequonnock" station.[33][59] Carson Street no longer exists. The station was obliterated when routes 8 and 25 were upgraded in the mid 20th century. It had been located between Park Cemetery and Bunnell's Pond.[27]
(Bridgeport, CT)
modern building opened 1975 525 Water Street
41°10′40″N 73°11′14″W / 41.1778°N 73.1871°W / 41.1778; -73.1871 (Bridgeport station)
1912 postcard shows Housatonic line branching off towards left along Housatonic Ave.

Served by Metro-North, Amtrak, and Shore Line East. The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Ferry is also nearby.
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I'm not going to lie. Your station list is very nice and organized, but it's far too elaborate and detailed for most station lists in railroad articles. Some more suitable examples can be found in the Newburg, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad, Central New England Railway, New York and New England Railroad and other former New Haven predecessors. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 18:33, 19 October 2014 (UTC)