Norwalk to Danbury

From the junction at Walk (MP 0.0), where the main line continues east-northeast with the 1984 replacement tower in the vee of the junction and the old SoNo Tower (now preserved) on the south side of the main line, the Danbury Branch turns away northeast, single track, Manual Block, unsignaled, with overall speed limit 50 mph for passenger trains and 40 mph for freights, but with a speed restriction of 10 mph through the junction and to MP 0.3, up on a brick embankment, past a bridge over a street, extra track on the west side, a box on the east side labeled "NH 414), a bridge over a street, a box on the west side labeled "XS 03", the Block Limit Station at Berk (MP 0.3), where Yard Limits start and the speed restriction rises to 30 mph, extra track on the east side, a bridge over a street (under construction, in 4/09), two extra tacks on the east side, a box on the east side labeled "X 06", Dock (MP 0.6), the I-95 bridges overhead, the SR7 bridge overhead, extra track on the east side, a grade crossing, a cutting, a grade crossing, a cutting, a spur to industry on the west side, and MP 1.0, where Yard Limits end and the speed restriction drops to 25 mph,

The line makes a gentle curve around to the north, past a dirt road grade crossing, an angled grade crossing, a cutting, a tunnel, a road bridge overhead, a bridge over a river, a grade crossing, a cutting, two grade crossings, MP 1.7, where the speed restriction rises to 30 mph, a cemetery to the west, two grade crossings, a box labeled "X 2.0" on the east side, a road alongside to the west, a bridge over a river, a cutting, a dirt track grade crossing, MP 2.7, where full line speeds prevail, a speed restriction of 40/25 for the two curves between MP 3.0 and MP 3.3, a passenger speed restriction of 40 mph between MP 3.3 and MP 4.0, a road bridge overhead at Merritt Parkway, a grade crossing, a private road bridge overhead, the Block Limit Station at Glove (MP 3.6), a grade crossing, and the passenger station at Merritt 7 (MP 3.7), with platform on the west side and street to the west, where the line is heading just west of due north.

There is a wooded area with a river to the east, a road bridge overhead, a grade crossing, a bridge over a stream, a pool or lake to the west, a road bridge overhead, a river alongside to the east, a lake alongside to the east, a pond to the west, a bridge over a stream, a wooded area, a bridge over a stream,  a 1,195 ft. east side siding, passenger station with island platform, a road bridge overhead, and depot on the east side, north of the bridge, a grade crossing at the north end of the platform, and Block Limit Station (box "DB 073" alongside to the east) at Wilton (MP7.3), where the line is heading due north, a speed restriction of 35 mph on the curve between MP 7.4 and MP 7.6, a street alongside to the west, an angled road bridge overhead, a wooded area, a bridge over a stream, a grade crossing, a street alongside to the east, and  a passenger station at Cannondale (MP 8.9), with high-level platform and shelter, and wooden depot to the west.

The line continues through a wooded area, past a bridge over a stream, a grade crossing, a box labeled "X 95" to the east, a grade crossing, a road alongside to the east, a dirt track grade crossing, an embankment, a bridge over a road, a stream to the west, a bridge over a stream, a road bridge overhead, a closed grade crossing, a bridge over a stream, a road alongside to the west, a street alongside to the east, the erstwhile 1,100 ft. east side siding and passenger station, with platform and wooden depot to the west, at Branchville (MP 12.7), where a branch once headed west to Ridgefield, the Block Limit Station at Hill (MP 12.7), a grade crossing at the north end of the platform, a road alongside to the west, a dirt track grade crossing, a cutting, a grade crossing, a road that is thrice briefly alongside to the west, a road bridge overhead, and a speed restriction of 35 mph between MP 14.6 and MP 15.5 as the line turns northeast.

There is an embankment, a bridge over a road, a lake alongside to the east, a road alongside to the east, a bridge over a river, a bridge over a stream, the passenger station, with platform and shelter to the west, at Redding (MP 17.3), a grade crossing at the north end of the platform, a lake alongside to the west, a spur on the east side, a wooded area, a river alongside to the east, a turn back to the north, a bridge over an angled road, a marshy area to the west, a speed restriction of 30 mph between MP 20.0 and MP 20.6, a rail-served facility to the east, a rail-served industry to the west, a siding to the west with boxes "X 204" and "X205", two grade crossings, an old wooden depot and platform to the east, and the passenger station, with platform and shelter to the east, and depot across a stream to the east, at Bethel (MP 21.0), where a line to Hawleyville once headed northeast.

The line turns northwest, in a wooded area with a stream alongside to the west, past a grade crossing, a rail-served industry to the west, box "X 217" on the east side, a spur trailing in on the east side, with a speed restriction of 20 mph between MP 22.1 and MP 23.4, a formerly-rail-served industry to the east, extra track on the east side, a grade crossing, box "XS 224" on the east side, a bridge over a river, MP 22.7, where Yard Limits start, an angled grade crossing, a grade crossing, a bridge over drainage, a grade crossing, box "X 230" to the east, the Block Limit Station at Dan (MP 23.1), where the line turns southwest as the connector from Wild trails in on the east side, extra track on the west side, drainage to the east, box "232" on the east side, a speed restriction of 10 mph between MP 23.4 and MP 23.6 as the line turns back to the north, with the Danbury Railroad Museum on the east side extending north to the old Danbury depot, the 1,195 ft. siding and passenger station, with brick depot and platform to the east, at Danbury (MP 23.6), where Yard Limits end, a grade crossing, a turn to the east, several storage tracks, the old Danbury depot on the north side of the line (between the Danbury and Beacon Lines), and the junction with the Beacon Line at Danbury (MP 24.2), east of the old station.