I just like trains.......... OK...You caught me. Had to be growing up near the New Haven's Berkshire Division main. Dad would take us all down to the tracks and watch the trains. At the time, early sixties (1960's....I know someone was thinking 1800's...I'm not that old!) the NH was running at least twelve trains a day(six north.....six south). For hair cuts, there was a barber shop in Cannan Ct, called Mario's, right across the street from the station, and pretty close to the tracks. When we heard the horns of a diesel(RS3's, were the main power for the "Berk"), Mario would have to stop cutting hair, so I could run out and watch the trains, my father, right on my heels! (That must of been a sight to see, an eight year old boy standing on the sidewalk, with half a haircut!)Wasn't too long after that, the "Berk", saw only four trains a day. Then for a couple of months, the orange and green painted RS3's changed to black, with white PC's on them. After that...nothing but weeds and trees occupied the main from Cannan south to New Milford. Cannan then saw only two trains a week. Black Penn Central, RS3's were replaced by Guilford GP38's. They would come south from Pittsfield Mass, to service the Phizer limestone plant, and B&D's hypo needle factory. I was able to catch a couple of these in high school, though the pics I took are long gone. While I was stationed in Germany, in the early eighties, a tourist railroad was started up, with the same name as original railroad that actually built the Berkshire(before being gobbled up by the New Haven) The Housatonic started running south from Cannan to Cornwall Bridge(where I grew up, watching NH trains). When I came home from the army, it became tradition every Memorial Day weekend, for us(me, my fiance at the time) to take the first ride of the season on the "Housy". Now...even thats gone. The Housy runs frieght only from Pittsfield Mass, to Maybrook Yard. It services the Kimberly-Clark plant in New Milford, and the Guilford GP38's that serviced Phizer and B&D are replaced by Housy GP35's. Gees....I'm sorry.....It was suppose to be what influenced me, and I'm rambling on about a personal history of New Haven Railroads Berkshire Division.