Switching the DRM Yard

On Thursday, October 26, 1995, the Housatonic Railroad sent a GP-35 to the Danbury Railway Museum's yard to rearrange the DRM's rolling stock. Coaches and Budd cars were spotted on specific tracks in preparation for the October 29 dedication ceremony for the restored Danbury Union Station building. The restored station is to be the permanent home of the Danbury Railway Musuem.

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Housatonic GP-35 number 3603 couples to one of DRM's two Budd cars in preparation for the move.

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The Housatonic crew completes coupling to 2 Budds and 3 coaches, making the longest train in the DRM yard in recent memory.

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Pushing one Budd car and one coach, the GP-35 makes a turn around the loop track that surrounds the DRM yard, in order to turn the cars before spotting them.

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The Housatonic's locomotive after spotting two coaches on Track 2, immediately adjacent to the station building. Note that construction on the building is not quite complete. It looks like the two DRM coaches are ready to move out as part of a scheduled train!

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