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May Challenge 2010 Memories #12
Frank Brault

May Challenge 2010 Memories #12

Saybrook Point, Connecticut

This photo was taken at a small memorial area, at Saybrook Point, for The Connecticut Valley Railroad. It was chartered in 1868. The tracks followed the banks of the Connecticut River from Hartford to Saybrook Point, with an extension to Fenwick . Service began in 1871. I believe the last train ran in 1968. The distance between Hartford and Saybrook Point was about 45 miles and the trip took 2 to 3 hours.

Volunteers took over and continue to run 2 tourist steam trains on a 12 mile round trip between between Essex and Deep River, two towns between Hartford and Saybrook Point.

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bill friedlander24-May-2010 18:20
Those wheels must have been there for quite a while judging by the rust stains right under them. Great exposure to catch the details light and color. V
Brenda23-May-2010 18:31
We went down and rode the steam train and riverboat. Thanks for the memory.

This is a fabulous picture. Great detail as well as color.
LynnH23-May-2010 14:59
Love anything from old railroad days. Sad to see them all going away...
carol j. phipps22-May-2010 13:32
Strong on memory, shape, and size.
Marielou Dhumez21-May-2010 22:22
i love the stories of old railways ! I was fascinated when I saw in New Jersey the abandoned station from where pionners went West at that old time. don't remember the name.... It is near the harbor to go to the Statue of Liberty....
Your picture is a treat !
J. Scott Coile21-May-2010 20:18
Love this. Wonderful saturation and composition.
borisalex21-May-2010 15:53
Great light in this one with excellent composition!
Walter O. Koenig21-May-2010 15:13
Great shot, very nicely composed.
Cindi Smith21-May-2010 11:27
Love the textures and the rust on this. What a great find and love the story behind it.
Jola Dziubinska21-May-2010 11:25
Cool shot, good pov and colors.
Stephanie21-May-2010 08:35
Fabulous image Frank! Wonderful iron work on the wheels. V
Mieke WA Minkjan21-May-2010 07:37
beautiful piece of work these two wheels V
franz21-May-2010 05:48
Rouler petit train! BV Frank.