THE BEACON LINE
THE BEACON LINE, FORMERLY
THE MAYBROOK BRANCH OF Conrail,
connects the Hudson Line at Beacon, New York with the Harlem Line in Brewster, New York,
and the Danbury Branch of the New Haven Line in Danbury, Connecticut. While there is no
regular passenger service on this line, excursions have been run since
Metro-North took over ownership of the line.
...The Beacon Secondary and the old Maybrook Line east of Hopewell Jct. make up the current Metro-North Beacon Line. Metro-North purchased the line to preserve the right of way for future use. Movements on the line are infrequent. The track has been kept out of service to permit an inspection prior to any required use.