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#9 Essex Train Station
07-JUL-2011 Frank Brault

#9 Essex Train Station

Essex, CT USA

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This station is now part of a museum of The Connecticut Valley Railroad. It was chartered in 1868. The tracks followed the banks of the Connecticut River from Hartford through Essex 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, a town between Hartford and Essex.

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lisamidi18-Jul-2011 21:31
So well composed with the diagonal lines of the rails and the station roof.
Dek Grant17-Jul-2011 19:59
Great tones through the image. Nice leading lines create nice depth and feel.
Michael Parkinson10-Jul-2011 18:21
This conjures up all kinds of thoughts. Super work.
LynnH10-Jul-2011 17:12
Great stuff! What a wonderful old station! V
Brenda09-Jul-2011 10:20
I greatly enjoyed our train and steamboat ride tour and recommend it. Thanks for the memory. Beautiful photo. V
Mieke WA Minkjan09-Jul-2011 07:35
great perspective, like the "fenced" in railway line
Ieke Vonk09-Jul-2011 06:09
Very nice composed, Frank!
Yvonne09-Jul-2011 04:55
Lovely to hear that it is still maintained and used!
Cindi Smith09-Jul-2011 03:31
I see a lot like this in East Texas. Love these old stations! Love the composition of this shot! V
Janice Dunn08-Jul-2011 21:14
This reminds me of some of the railway stations at home.
J. Scott Coile08-Jul-2011 20:56
Quite a bit of everyday life up there.
Dawn McKenzie-Wykes08-Jul-2011 19:48
Wonderful exposure.. nicely composed... I bet you didn't look in that gift shop Frank ? :-)
maggie_falconi08-Jul-2011 17:42
Love your well composed photo Frank, very nice exposure too!! V
Tom LeRoy08-Jul-2011 16:40
A real classic railway scene. Excellent shot. V