The Housatonic RailRoad Co. (HRRC) is a short-line common carrier operating in Western Massachusetts and Western Connecticut over track that was originally surveyed in the 1830's by the original Housatonic Railroad Co. and later operated as part of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The new Housatonic Railroad began operations in 1984 as a Scenic Passenger line and became a Common Carrier in 1989. The HRRC and has been gaining customers and traffic ever since.
Based in Canaan Connecticut, the home of a beautiful Victorian era Union Station that was partially lost in a recent arson fire, the Housatonic operates from it's interchange with CSX in Pittsfield Massachusetts south trough Great Barrington, Canaan, Kent, New Milford, Danbury, Hawleyville and Newton to Stevenson Connecticut passing by many New Haven era stations in small towns along the way.
The Housatonic is especially fun to watch as it operates classic diesel power (GP-9's and GP-38s) in the scenic Berkshire Mountains and Housatonic River Valley of Massachusetts and Connecticut.