Why Was Danbury Chosen?
Danbury is the ideal location to achieve the DRM's goals for reasons
that can be summarized as follows:
- Availability of a centrally located rail yard with track in
place, a large restorable turntable, and connecting rail lines
in all four directions.
- An adjoining Union Station, currently being restored to its
1903 appearance with completion scheduled for October.
- Excellent access by highways, bringing nearly one-fifth of the
nation's population within comfortable driving distance and by
convenient Metro-North train service from New York and
- Lightly-used scenic rail lines radiating from Danbury,
potentially available for museum trains.
- A hospitable environment with strong public support in the city
and the surrounding area.
- A city and surrounding area already a magnet for visitors to its
attractive stores, shops, restaurants, and points of historical
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