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Essex Train Station
07-JUL-2011 Frank Brault

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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norbi09-Jul-2011 07:29
A great shot of this old railway station, Frank. v. norbi
j>a>e>17 :):):)09-Jul-2011 06:22
sets my soul wanting to take to the rail & explore the unknown!!!!! :):):):):)
borisalex09-Jul-2011 05:41
This scene has a good old time feel to it, love the compo with that tracks leading your eye! V.
Jean D09-Jul-2011 02:06
Beautiful capture of this past train station. Appears to be very well kept as a museum.
Janice Dunn08-Jul-2011 21:12
Similar colours and style as our railway stations in NZ
Mairéad08-Jul-2011 21:11
This looks like a very pretty train station and I like how the track curves into the distance.
Máire Uí Mhaicín08-Jul-2011 19:21
A good feel of yesteryear here with this building dominating the scene.
Tom LeRoy08-Jul-2011 18:11
How interesting! Great shot of the station!V!