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rise of railroads in the Connecticut river valley

Thelma Maddie Kistler

rise of railroads in the Connecticut river valley

by Thelma Maddie Kistler

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Published by The Dept. of history of Smith college in Northampton, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New England
    • Subjects:
    • Railroads -- New England -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Thelma M. Kistler.
      SeriesSmith College studies in history,, vol. xxiii, no. 1-4, October, 1937-July, 1938
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTF23.15 .K5
      The Physical Object
      Pagination289 p.
      Number of Pages289
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6402597M
      LC Control Number40011757
      OCLC/WorldCa1879442

        Mark bikes across the old railroad bridge between Brattleboro and Hinsdale. Classic Trains magazine celebrates the 'golden years of railroading' including the North American railroad scene from the late s to the late s. Giant steam locomotives, colorful streamliners, great passenger trains, passenger terminals, timeworn railroad cabooses, recollections of railroaders and train-watchers.

        The family friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum for its 26th year of fun for all ages. See what train artist Steve Cryan has created this year! A fully operational 26 foot train layout, “I SPY” scavenger hunts, and . In summer the train runs Thursday through Sunday with two trips daily, and extends its runs in the fall, running Tuesday through Sunday until Octo The fall foliage along the Connecticut River valley is spectacular, usually peeking in the first two weeks of October depending on the conditions.

      Clinton, in Middlesex County, is located in southern Connecticut. The town lies on the Long Island Sound, at the mouth of the Hammonasset River. Established as a separate town in May of , Clinton was originally part of Homonoscitt Plantation, or Hammonasset, and was broken off of Kenilworth, which is today's Killingworth. Early commerce focused on the maritime industries. Clinton's. Racing railroad trains on the old Vermont Valley and Cheshire roads; Rutland Railroad sold for $22 in Early conductors and stage drivers--"Flying Switches," a dangerous practice of early railroading; The first toll bridge at Bellows Falls--Nathaniel Tucker owned it later; Bridges across the Connecticut River at Bellows Falls.


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Rise of railroads in the Connecticut river valley by Thelma Maddie Kistler Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Rise of Railroads in the Connecticut River Valley. on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Rise of Railroads in the Connecticut River cturer: The Department of History of Smith College. Rise of railroads in the Connecticut river valley. Northampton, Mass., Dept.

of history of Smith college [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors /. This book, written by railroad historian and former vice president and director of Valley Railroad, Max R. Miller, provides the first comprehensive history of the Connecticut Valley Railroad through maps, ephemera, and archival photographs of the trains 5/5(5).

Get this from a library. The rise of railroads in the Connecticut River Valley. [Thelma Maddie Kistler]. The Connecticut River Main Line (a.k.a. the Conn River Line) between Springfield, Ma. and East Northfield, Ma., is a major north–south rail corridor in the valley.

The line, which was acquired by Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) inis currently used by Amtrak’s Vermonter service and Pan Am Southern, a regional freight railroad. The Connecticut River Railroad was a railroad located along the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts, formed in from the merger of two unfinished main line from Springfield to East Northfield, Massachusetts, opened in stages between and It built several branches and over the years acquired additional lines in Vermont.

In his book “Log Drives on the Connecticut River”, author Bill Gove describes that first huge log run. “Richardson looked to some seasoned rivermen of Maine to handle the task, and he brought 36 seasoned veterans down with him, including one man who was 56 years old.”.

Book A Rail-Bike Adventure Today. Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. The Valley Railroad Company – operating the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat – has been serving the lower Connecticut River Valley since Our company’s mission is to keep alive the rich mechanical, industrial, and transportation heritage of our state through the continual.

Construction. The vision of a Valley Railroad started in the s when President of the Charter Oak Life Insurance Company, James Clark Walkley traced the mile route by stagecoach with friend Horace Johnson.

Walkley and a group of business men obtained a state charter on Jto form the Connecticut Valley Railroad Company and start the process of building a railroad. The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat ride runs from May through October.

The /2-hour historic train ride begins at the Essex Station, built in It then runs for a mile round trip through the quintessential New England towns and unspoiled parts of the Connecticut River Valley. Passengers aboard the s-era coaches will see Selden Neck. Bill Gove is a retired forester with a keen interest in railroading and the history of the lumber industry.

He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Granite Railroads of Vermont, Sky Route to the Quarries, Log Drives on the Connecticut River, J.E. Henry's Logging Railroads, and Logging Railroads of the Saco River s: 1.

The Connecticut River is the longest river in the New England region of the United States, flowing roughly southward for miles ( km) through four rises at the U.S.

border with Quebec, Canada, and discharges at Long Island Sound. Its watershed encompasses five U.S. states and one Canadian province, 11, square miles (29, km 2) via tributaries, 38 of which are major rivers.

history, producing a steady harvest of books on logging and railroads -- J.E. Henry’s Logging Railroads, Logging Railroads of the Saco River Valley, and Log Drives on the Connecticut River. His new book is Logging Railroads Along the Pemigewasset River. A Brief Geological History of the Connecticut River Valley By Prof.

Richard D. Little [Please see the 3 rd edition of Dinosaurs, Dunes, and Drifting Continents and/or the DVDs Flow of Time and Rise and Fall of Lake Hitchcock for more in-depth content. They are available at your local library or order from “publications” on the home page of this web site.].

The Great Republic went to the Valley Railroad and is in service. The Fox Point went to a private individual and is located on farm in Plainfield. ***** Going through the Naugatuck Valley in Connecticut, railroad activity is minimal.

Limited passenger and freight service runs between Devon, on Long Island Sound, and Waterbury. By Richard C. Malley for Your Public Media. Highway.

Barrier. Resource. Sewer. Over the centuries each of these names has been used to describe the Connecticut prominent feature of the state’s physical landscape also provides a reference point for our sense of place (e.g., “east of the river” or “the lower valley”) in a land where local identity still exerts a powerful.

The Valley Railroad has two histories. The first begins with its creation in the days after the Civil War, when steamboats ruled the Connecticut River, when railroads were opening the West, and when Ulysses S.

Grant was President, and the age of the robber barons was at its date: The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is following protocol based on State of Connecticut and CDC guidelines to keep our customers and employees safe. You are required to wear a mask while on the property and unable to maintain 6 foot social distancing.

You may lower your mask when seated on your excursion. Our crew will be wearing masks at all times. "This book by one of Vermont’s best known railroad historians tells how the establishment of the Barre Railroad prevented the local granite industry from meeting an early demise due to the economics of transporting the granite from the quarry sites," said Mike Dickerman, publisher and owner of Bondcliff Books.

Corporate history. The Hartford and New Haven Railroad of Connecticut was chartered in to build a railroad between Hartford and New Haven.

The grandfather of J. Morgan was an original investor, laying the foundation for the long association between Morgan and the railroads of New England. It commenced full operation inwith half of the line opening the prior year.

Features. Holidays present an opportunity for visitors to enjoy events on the area railways. The Valley Railroad Company in Essex, Connecticut, operates the Essex Steam Train on the North Pole.Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume IV, Claremont Branch East of Milepost 4 Operations by Robert W.

NimkeCondition: Very good condition overall. Dust jacket has a small tear. The book is in very good shape.In the VC discontinued its lease of both the Sullivan County and Vermont Valley railroads, acquiring trackage rights instead over the Connecticut River Railroad (later Boston & Maine).

From until the-then Central Vermont utilized such rights from East Northfield Massachuetts to White River .