Rick Davidson brought back these photos from the Year 2000 National Railway Historical Society convention July 11-15 at Stamford, CT.
commuter train storms through Stamford station July 12 while
conventioneers await an excursion train which will take them over
ex-New Haven Railroad trackage to Torrington, CT. The excursion
followed Metro-North rails to Waterbury and then switched to the
Naugatuck Railroad trackage for the final 20 miles to Torrington.
The Naugatuck is operated by the Railroad Museum of New England.
|The Railroad Museum treated excursion train passengers to two photo run-bys at Thomaston, CT. On the left, ex-New Haven RS-3 No. 529 leads green Pullman coahes. On the right, U25B 2525 pulls the excursion train coaches.|
On July 13,
the New York , Ontario, and Western Historical Society conducted
a bus tour of that long-abandoned railroad's right-of-way. Here a
44-ton locomotive for the Middletown and New Jersey RR poses at
Middletown, NY, along the NYO&W route.
the convention's "quiet day," July 14, Rick used a
vantage point from the Coast Guard tall ship Eagle to take this
photo of the New London station.
final day of the convention offered another rare mileage
excursion. An Amtrak charter made a circle trip that included New
Haven, Springfield (MA), Worcester (MA), Putnam (CT) and Groton
(CT). Here the train pauses at Putnam along an ex-New Haven,
freight-only line operated by the Providence and Worcester RR.
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