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Joshua Harkness's Collection
 
10/21/2017
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Housatonic Railroad Company
Model:EMD GP35Built As:PRR 2314 (GP35)
Serial Number:30331Order No:7793
Frame Number:7793-4Built:1/1965
Notes:ex-PRR
Other locos with this serial:  HRRC 3604(GP35) CR 2314(GP35)
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NX-12 at Pittsfield
Title:  NX-12 at Pittsfield
Description:  After a failed attempt of chasing NX-12 northbound and nearly two hours of waiting in the hot sun, we were delighted to see Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 passing the Pittsfield (Massachusetts) Amtrak Station on the CSX Berkshire Subdivision, southbound en-route to Canaan, Connecticut, with GP35M #3600 and GP35 #3604 as power. The Engineer was also friendly enough to give us a nice wave despite the fact he looked very hot and tired.
Photo Date:  6/24/2016  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 6:55:23 PM
Location:  Pittsfield, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Station
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  49   Comments: 0
NX-12 at Route 102 in Lee
Title:  NX-12 at Route 102 in Lee
Description:  Electro-Motive GP35M #3600 and GP35 #3604 power 23 cars of late running Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12, as it rapidly approaches the Route 102 overpass in South Lee, Massachusetts. Soon the train will make a brief stop in Stockbridge for additional switching moves, before continuing on towards Canaan, Connecticut.
Photo Date:  6/24/2016  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 6:57:26 PM
Location:  Lee, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  32   Comments: 0
NX-12 at Housatonic
Title:  NX-12 at Housatonic
Description:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 slowly rolls past Building #3 of the Monument Mills in the railroads namesake town, Housatonic, Massachusetts, with Monument Mountain providing a nice backdrop. The trains power, EMD GP35M #3600 and GP35 #3604 approach a private crossing for residents of the apartments in old Building #9.
Photo Date:  6/24/2016  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 6:59:33 PM
Location:  Housatonic, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  69   Comments: 0
NX-13X in Canaan
Title:  NX-13X in Canaan
Description:  Upon arrival in Canaan, Connecticut, NX-12 underwent a crew and symbol change, with the trains crew change complete and new symbol of NX-13X, the two Electro-Motive "Geeps" begin cutting out empty lime hoppers and boxcars in the Canaan Yard. Soon NX-13X and its new crew will pull out of Canaan for New Millford, Connecticut with four loaded centerbeams destined for a lumber yard in New Millford. The new crew was even friendlier as I got a wave nearly every time the train passed over the Main Street crossing during their switching moves.
Photo Date:  6/24/2016  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 7:01:13 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  44   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad Company Canaan Shops
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Company Canaan Shops
Description:  The entire Housatonic Railroad Companys locomotive roster rests at the Engine Shops in Canaan, Connecticut. From left to right: Ex-NS EMD GP38s 2737 and 2743, ex-PRR EMD GP35s 3603, 3604 and 3601, EMD GP35M 3600 and ex-BAR EMD GP7u 22. Not visible in the photo are also EMD GP35 3602 and ALCo-CR RS-3M 9935.
Photo Date:  1/14/2017  Upload Date: 3/30/2017 8:19:56 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  HRRC 22(GP7u) HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3603(GP35)
Views:  111   Comments: 1
HRRC NX-11 at Orchard Road
Title:  HRRC NX-11 at Orchard Road
Description:  The crew of the Housatonic Railroads NX-11 were finishing their day by switching the Canaan (Connecticut) Yard. Here, with ex-CR, ex-PC, nee-PRR EMD GP35 #3604 as power, they are running long hood forward, returning from the northern end of the yard with two empty covered hoppers.
Photo Date:  2/10/2017  Upload Date: 3/30/2017 8:21:38 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  25   Comments: 1
HRRC NX-11 Switching the Yard
Title:  HRRC NX-11 Switching the Yard
Description:  After collecting two empty covered hoppers from the northern end of the Canaan (Connecticut) Yard, Housatonic EMD GP35 #3604 reverses into a siding near Main Street to drop off its short consist.
Photo Date:  2/10/2017  Upload Date: 3/30/2017 8:22:56 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  47   Comments: 1
HRRC #3604 Heading Home
Title:  HRRC #3604 Heading Home
Description:  After finishing its switching duties in the yard in Canaan, Connecticut as NX-11, HRRC EMD GP35 #3604 reverses past the only high switch stand on the line and the Canaan Union Depot, which is currently undergoing restoration, as it heads home to the Canaan Engine Facility to call it a day.
Photo Date:  2/10/2017  Upload Date: 3/30/2017 8:24:37 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Winter,Station,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  18   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Sand Road
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Sand Road
Description:  With a trio of non-turbocharged, dynamic braking equipped Electro-Motive General Purpose "Geep" units as power, the crew of NX-12 throttles up #3601 as they approach the Sand Road crossing south of the village of Canaan, Connecticut with forty-one cars from the previous days NX-11 in tow. Once at Canaan Union Depot, NX-12s power will disconnect and wait for the crew of NX-11 to add six cars to their consist before making the run to Pittsfield, Massachusetts to interchange with CSX.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:18:40 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  27   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Sheffield
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Sheffield
Description:  Just mere minutes out of Canaan, Connecticut, a forty-seven car Canaan-Pittsfield road job NX-12, with EMD GP35 #3601 leading and GP35 #3604 and GP35M #3600 trailing, blasts past Depot Square in Sheffield, Massachusetts at the line speed of 40MPH en route to interchange with CSX Transportation.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:19:56 PM
Location:  Sheffield, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  34   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-12 Over Taconic Avenue
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-12 Over Taconic Avenue
Description:  An unusually long train of forty-seven cars meant that EMD GP35 #3601 had to assist GP35 #3604 and GP35M #3600 with road job NX-12, which the two units are usually more than able to haul on their own. En route from Canaan, Connecticut to the CSX Transportation interchange in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, NX-12 races along the elevated section of track in downtown Great Barrington, Massachusetts leading up to the Taconic Avenue Rail Bridge and the restored Great Barrington Depot.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:21:09 PM
Location:  Great Barrington, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  21   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Housatonic
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Housatonic
Description:  Work on reconstructing the Park Street Bridge over the Housatonic River pauses when workers raise their heads to view the Housatonic Railroad Companys Canaan, Connecticut to Pittsfield, Massachusetts road job as it rolls into the old mill town of Housatonic, Massachusetts. This train, originally started by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad as "New Haven Division Train Twelve", or NX-12, consisted of forty-seven cars and had EMD GP35 #3601 leading GP35 #3604 and GP35M #3600 on this fine Spring morning.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:22:26 PM
Location:  Housatonic, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Bridge
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  47   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-12 Racing Past Stockbridge Depot
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-12 Racing Past Stockbridge Depot
Description:  Barely and hour out of Canaan, Connecticut, Housatonic Railroad Company NX-12 makes itself known to the town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts by blasting its Conrail Leslie RS3L. The Engineer throttles up the three ex-Pennsylvania Railroad non-turbocharged EMD General Purpose "Geep" units as they begin a slight climb past the Stockbridge Depot with forty-seven cars bound for CSX Transportation in tow.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:23:39 PM
Location:  Stockbridge, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  36   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 at Ice Glen
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 at Ice Glen
Description:  Rolling along at 40MPH on FRA Class III trackage, Housatonic Railroad Company EMD GP35 #3601 leads #3604 and 27 cars, 15 loads and 12 empties, through the curve at the Ice Glen Trailhead and bridge over the Housatonic River in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The Conductor standing behind the cab was seemingly just taking in the view as the train rolled through town. In mere minutes, the train would stop at Lenox and switch the Waste Transfer Facility before cutting in another car headed for Pittsfield.
Photo Date:  6/22/2017  Upload Date: 6/22/2017 5:07:11 PM
Location:  Stockbridge, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  60   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 at Orchard Street
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 at Orchard Street
Description:  Shortly after picking up a cut of covered hoppers loaded with lime, NX-12 crawls through the Canaan Yard Limits with Housatonic Railroad Company GP35s #3601 and #3604 as power for the consist of 15 loads and 12 empties bound for the CSX at Pittsfield.
Photo Date:  6/22/2017  Upload Date: 6/22/2017 4:59:30 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  49   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 at Sheffield
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 at Sheffield
Description:  Making its way north towards Pittsfield with 15 loads and 12 empties headed for CSX in tow, NX-12, with EMD GP35 #3601 leading and #3604 trailing on the head-end, flies past Milepost 55 as it approaches the Miller Avenue crossing in Sheffield, Massachusetts.
Photo Date:  6/22/2017  Upload Date: 6/22/2017 5:01:23 PM
Location:  Sheffield, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  58   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 at Lime Kiln Road
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 at Lime Kiln Road
Description:  Having slowed to 10mph for a short while due to uneven track caused by frost heaves, NX-12s Engineer throttles up GP35s #3601 and #3604 as the train accelerates into the FRA Class III 40MPH on approach to Lime Kiln Road in Great Barrington, Massachusetts with a modest train of 27 cars to interchange with CSX at Pittsfield in tow.
Photo Date:  6/22/2017  Upload Date: 6/22/2017 5:04:06 PM
Location:  Great Barrington, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  74   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 Rolling Away from Downtown Great Barrington
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 Rolling Away from Downtown Great Barrington
Description:  After racing through downtown Great Barrington Station, Housatonic Railroad Company Train NX-12 barrels out of town with 15 loads and 12 empties rolling along behind two turbocharged EMD GP35s at the line speed of 40MPH.
Photo Date:  6/22/2017  Upload Date: 6/22/2017 5:04:53 PM
Location:  Great Barrington, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  48   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-13 at Great Barrington
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-13 at Great Barrington
Description:  Due to a longer than expected interchange with CSX Transportation at Pittsfield, NX-12 only made it as far as Lenox, Massachusetts before their shift ended, NX-13 was called out to Lenox to take the train that they normally operate south of Canaan, Connecticut back to Canaan before assembling a new consist for their southbound run to New Milford. The train is seen here roughly half way back to Canaan, crossing the Taconic Avenue Bridge in Great Barrington, Massachusetts with EMD GP35 #3604 leading and #3601 trailing.
Photo Date:  6/28/2017  Upload Date: 6/29/2017 2:50:44 PM
Location:  Great Barrington, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Bridge
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3601(GP35)
Views:  13   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-13 Switching Canaan
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-13 Switching Canaan
Description:  Upon arrival at Canaan, Connecticut, NX-13 set out their cars from Pittsfield that were destined for New Milford on the main and are now setting out all lime empties to be reloaded in Canaan and sent back to CSX Transportation.
Photo Date:  6/28/2017  Upload Date: 6/29/2017 2:52:58 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3601(GP35)
Views:  12   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-13 Switching Canaan
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-13 Switching Canaan
Description:  As NX-13, with the combined 5,000 horsepower of Housatonic Railroad Company GP35s #3604 and #3601, pull together their southbound train for New Milford at Canaan, Connecticut, as they wait alongside the historic 1872-built Union Depot, which is currently undergoing restoration and has been fully painted, for traffic to clear on Main Street before finishing their switching moves north of the engine facility.
Photo Date:  6/28/2017  Upload Date: 6/29/2017 2:54:08 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Station,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3601(GP35)
Views:  26   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-13 at River Road
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-13 at River Road
Description:  An hour and a half after switching the Canaan yards, Housatonic Railroad NX-13 comes around a bend along the Housatonic River on approach to the first River Road crossing in West Cornwall, with HRRC EMD GP35 #3604 and its fouled Conrail-tuned Leslie RS3L air horn leading and GP35s #3601 and #3602 trailing. #3602, which has recently been assigned to NX-10 south of New Milford, but had been taken to Canaan to be serviced and fueled, is now deadheading back to New Milford to take over south-of-New Milford operations from GP35M #3600. Due to track condition, which led to multiple minor derailments in the last few years, a 10MPH speed restriction is now in place south of Canaan, Connecticut, the previous 25MPH limit, which the crews would often push to 30MPH or more, was unsafe.
Photo Date:  6/28/2017  Upload Date: 6/29/2017 2:55:38 PM
Location:  West Cornwall, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3602(GP35)
Views:  30   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad NX-13 Bearing Down on River Road
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-13 Bearing Down on River Road
Description:  As the sun sets behind the foothills of the Taconic Mountains, the Housatonic Railroad Companys NX-13 road job rolls along the banks of the railroads namesake river as the trio of turbocharged ex-Pennsylvania Railroad GP35s bear down on River Road in West Cornwall, Connecticut.
Photo Date:  6/28/2017  Upload Date: 7/21/2017 2:59:06 PM
Location:  West Cornwall, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Night,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3602(GP35)
Views:  24   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-13 Along the Housatonic River
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-13 Along the Housatonic River
Description:  Housatonic Railroad Company NX-13 rolls along the eastern banks of the Housatonic River as the trains lead unit meets one of the many River Road crossings at dusk in West Cornwall, Connecticut, with EMD GP35s #3604 and #3601 as power and with a dead #3602, heading back to New Milford, in tow.
Photo Date:  6/28/2017  Upload Date: 6/29/2017 2:56:48 PM
Location:  West Cornwall, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3602(GP35)
Views:  37   Comments: 4
NX-13 at the Water Street Bridge
Title:  NX-13 at the Water Street Bridge
Description:  Minutes out of Canaan, Housatonic Railroad Company job NX-13 rolls across the Water Street Bridge in Falls Village, Connecticut on its way down the Berkshire Line to New Milford. On this day, Monday August 28th 2017, NX-13 operated with only four cars in tow and EMD GP35M 3600 and GP35 3604 as power. All four cars are loaded with paper products en route to the Kimberly-Clark paper mill in New Milford.
Photo Date:  8/28/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:15:17 AM
Location:  Falls Village, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Bridge
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  15   Comments: 2
New England Railroading, NX-13 on the Berkshire Line
Title:  New England Railroading, NX-13 on the Berkshire Line
Description:  Passing through a classic New England railroading scene, NX-13 ducks under an wooden tractor bridge over the Berkshire Line, currently in use as a footbridge at the Trinity Church Center in West Cornwall, Connecticut. The train is en route to New Milford with only four cars in tow behind the unique second generation EMD motive power.
Photo Date:  8/28/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:16:18 AM
Location:  West Cornwall, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  6   Comments: 0
NX-13 at the Eric Sloane Museum
Title:  NX-13 at the Eric Sloane Museum
Description:  On its way to New Milford, Connecticut with loads for the Kimberly-Clark paper mill in tow, the Housatonic Railroad Companys NX-13 road job leans into the curve at the Eric Sloane Museum in Kent, Connecticut behind EMD GP35M 3600 and GP35 3604.
Photo Date:  8/28/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:17:12 AM
Location:  Kent, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  16   Comments: 2
Reflections of Fall, NX-13 in South Kent
Title:  Reflections of Fall, NX-13 in South Kent
Description:  Rolling through the marshes between Leonard and Hatch Ponds in South Kent, Connecticut, NX-13 passes some early Fall foliage as it bears down on South Kent Road with the Housatonic Railroads non-turbocharged EMD GP35M leading the way.
Photo Date:  8/28/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:18:34 AM
Location:  South Kent, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  13   Comments: 1
NX-13 at South Kent Road
Title:  NX-13 at South Kent Road
Description:  With Fall foliage beginning to appear, the Housatonic Railroad Companys Canaan to New Milford, Connecticut job, NX-13, navigates the marshes between Leonard and Hatch Ponds in South Kent with only four cars in tow. The boxcars are carrying loads for the Kimberly-Clark paper mill in New Milford, which NX-13 will switch before returning to the Depot and picking up empties from the Maybrook Line brought to New Milford by NX-10 earlier in the day.
Photo Date:  8/28/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:19:46 AM
Location:  South Kent, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  13   Comments: 1
NX-13 at the Merwinsville Depot
Title:  NX-13 at the Merwinsville Depot
Description:  Passing the 175-year old Merwinsville Depot and Hotel, the Housatonic Railroads NX-13 road job begins its trek into the town of New Milford with EMD GP35M 3600 and GP35 3604 as power.
Photo Date:  8/28/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:20:50 AM
Location:  Merwinsville, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  14   Comments: 0
NX-13 Switching Kimberly-Clark
Title:  NX-13 Switching Kimberly-Clark
Description:  After shoving their short train up the nearly 5% grade leading into the Kimberly-Clark paper mill, the crew of NX-13 has flagged the Pickett District Road crossing and begins to push their train into the mill facility. Once they have dropped their cars at the paper mill, NX-13 will collect several empties from the nearby yard along the Berkshire Line and begin their return north to Canaan.
Photo Date:  8/28/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:21:48 AM
Location:  New Milford, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Yard
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  12   Comments: 0


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