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THE DANBURY LINE
Wilson Point - Norwalk - Branchville - Danbury


NHRHTA Publications:

The NHRHTA has published the following items on the Danbury Line:

Books:

To see what books we currently have in print, see our publications sale page. To order books, please print our order form.

Includes:

Shoreliner®:

To see what Shoreliner® back issues we currently have in print, see our publications sale page. To order back issues, please print our order form.

Volume 12 Issue 3 1981
  • Front cover photo of EP-2 #325 with a southbound Danbury line passenger train at Wilton, CT, in 1954.
Volume 13 Issue 1 1982
  • "Modeling the New Haven's Danbury Turntable" -- 5 pages with photos and diagrams.
Volume 13 Issue 4 1982
  • "The New York Commuter Scene...Today" -- Reviews the current (1982) state of commuter operations. 14 pages, with photos, roster, maps and tables.
Volume 14 Issue 1 1983
  • "Modeling the New Haven's Danbury Sanding Towers" -- 3 pages with photos and diagrams.
Volume 16 Issue 4 1985
  • "The Danbury and Norwalk Railroad -- A Successful Enterprise -- Part I" -- Covers the years 1830s - 1880s. 6 pages with photos, map and timetable.
Volume 17 Issue 1 1986
  • "The Danbury and Norwalk Railroad -- A Successful Enterprise -- Part II" -- Covers the years 1850s - 1880s. 6 pages with photos and timetable.
Volume 17 Issue 2 1986
  • "The Danbury and Norwalk Railroad -- A Successful Enterprise -- Part III" -- Covers the years (1886 - 1892) the Danbury & Norwalk was leased by the Housatonic Railroad. 9 pages with photos, timetable and map.
  • "Locomotives of the Danbury & Norwalk Railroad" -- Photo essay reviewing the D&N locomotive roster. 5 pages with photos and roster.
  • "On the New Haven...Today -- Shoreliner Debut" -- The Connecticut Departmen of Transportations new Bombardier commuter coaches debut on the Danbury line. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 17 Issue 3 1986
  • "The Danbury and Norwalk Railroad -- A Successful Enterprise -- Part IV" -- Covers the history of the Danbury - Norwalk line from the New Haven takeover in 1892 to the 1910s. 5 pages with photos.
  • "Metro-Update" -- News items regarding Metro-North Commuter Railroad and the Connecticut Department of Transportation rail services. 1 page with photo.
Volume 17 Issue 4 1986
  • "The Danbury and Norwalk Railroad -- A Successful Enterprise -- Conclusion" -- Covers the history of the Danbury - Norwalk line from the 1920s to the present (1986). 8 pages with photos.
  • "Passenger Stops Along the Danbury & Norwalk" -- Describes the locations of stations along the Danbury - Norwalk line. 6 pages with photos.
Volume 18 Issue 2 1987
  • "The Motors of Danbury" -- Memories by Peter McLachlan of the New Haven's electric motors on the Danbury branch. 5 pages with photos (some color, including centerspread at Branchville, CT).
Volume 24 Issue 4 1993
  • "High and Wide" -- The story of oversized loads originating from the Norwalk Tank Company at Dock Yard in South Norwalk. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 31 Issue 1
  • "Some Signals on the New Haven" -- A review of the various signal types used on the New Haven, as told in photos taken by T.J. Donahue.  Includes a photo of the Branchville, CT, station, including its order board.  9 pages.
Volume 34 Issue 2
  • "The EP-3 -- New Haven's Ultimate Passenger Box Cab" -- Detailed history of passenger motors 0351-0360, built in 1931. 34 pages with photos and diagrams, with several photos in Danbury, including the color centerspread.
Volume 34 Issue 4
  • "Wiring Danbury" -- The story of the Danbury branch's electrification and operations. 29 pages with photos and diagram, including cover photo and color centerspread.

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