Old Greenwich in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Sound Beach Railroad Station
Erected by Old Greenwich Association.
Location. 41° 2.006′ N, 73° 34.076′ W. Marker is in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from Sound Beach Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Greenwich CT 06870, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Greenwich (approx. ¼ mile away); Michael F. Lione Memorial Park (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Cos Cob Art Colony (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Greenwich Yacht Club (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cos Cob (approx. 1.7 miles away); Second Oldest Cemetery in Greenwich (approx. 1.7 miles away); Charles E. Rowell (approx. 1.9 miles away); Christopher Columbus (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Regarding Sound Beach Railroad Station. When this station was built, this line was owned by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The New Haven was incorporated into the Penn Central in 1969. This section of line is currently owned by the Connecticut Department of Transportation, which acquired it in 1976.
This railroad has passenger service provided by multiple companies. It is on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. The nearest Amtrak station is Stamford. It is also on Metro North Railroad's New Haven Line.
Freight service is provided by the Providence and Worchester.
Also see . . .
1. New Haven Railroad (Railroad Color History).
2. New Haven Passenger Trains (Great Passenger Trains).
3. New Haven Railroad Along The Shore Line: The Thoroughfare From New York City to Boston.
4. Trains of the Northeast Corridor.
5. Amtrak (MBI Railroad Color History).
6. All Aboard Amtrak: 1971 - 1991.
7. The Amtrak Story.
8. Journey to Amtrak: The Year History Rode The Passenger Train.
This line was electrified in 1907 using 11 kilovolt 25 Herz catenary. Locomotives continue to use AC/DC electric motors because they have to use both AC catenary and DC third rail.
The New Haven railroad was a pioneer in heavy duty electric railroad operation.
Categories. • 20th Century • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,687 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 13, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of a Providence and Worchester freight train passing this station. Freight trains of other operators eagerly sought. • Can you help?