Friday, June 15, 2018
Spotted this as I parked by car at work this morning. Yup, this is the long-awaited Connecticut commuter rail train between New Haven/Hartford/Springfield. You can read more about it here - and be sure to visit the website at HartfordLine.com
While not technically Valley Line related, this may be the first new passenger service coming into Hartford since - well, since the Connecticut Valley Railroad started running trains through here in 1871.
In any event, it's historic. I just wish CTDOT had kept alive the tradition of painting its rail service engines in New Haven RR livery. And - bonus! - this Saturday and Sunday you can ride the train for free.