History coming back to life at former Depot

A train layout takes final shape. Photo Cynthia Hochswender

NORTH CANAAN — The Canaan Union Station railroad history museum is chugging quietly forward, thanks to the efforts of a group of dedicated volunteers who meet every Saturday morning at the recently renovated space.

The station, known around town as the Depot, was burned in an arson fire in 2001, just weeks after the terror attacks of Sept. 11.

It took 18 years of red tape and delays by the federal government to rebuild the edifice, which is an emotional and geographical center of the town. 

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