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HistoryFormally owned by the Central New England Railway, the Maybrook Line was assimilated into New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad in 1927 to connect its Waterbury Branch in Derby, Connecticut to its Maybrook Yard in Maybrook, New York, where it interchanged with other carriers. It was the main east-west freight route of the New Haven until its merger with the Penn Central in 1969. Metro-North acquired the line, which runs from Danbury, Connecticut, to Beacon, NY in 1994 for $4.2 million.
The historical topo map below illustrates the Maybrook Line on the left. At this point in time it was owned by the Central New England Railway. The former New York and Harlem line is on the right.
Status - March 2020
I drove over to Patterson and got lucky! - A MetroNorth train pulled into the station.
A couple of Google Street Views to illustrate the progress...
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The 23 miles between Brewster and Hopewell Junction opened in 2021, and is one of several trails that make up the Empire State Trail across New York State. Traillink > | Flicker Photos >
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