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Old Greenwich in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Sound Beach Railroad Station

 
 
Sound Beach Railroad Station Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, May 25, 2007
1. Sound Beach Railroad Station Marker
Inscription. Built 1892, moved to this location 1895. Renamed Old Greenwich Railroad Station 1931. Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
 
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. 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
Station, Platform and Tracks Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, May 25, 2007
2. Station, Platform and Tracks
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). (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
2. New Haven Passenger Trains (Great Passenger Trains). (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
3. New Haven Railroad Along The Shore Line: The Thoroughfare From New York City to Boston. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
4. Trains of the Northeast Corridor. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
5. Amtrak (MBI Railroad Color History). (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
6. All Aboard Amtrak: 1971 - 1991. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
7. The Amtrak Story. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
8. Journey to Amtrak: The Year History Rode The Passenger Train. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
1.
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.
    — Submitted September 14, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyRailroads & Streetcars
 
Other side of station and parking lot Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, May 25, 2007
3. Other side of station and parking lot
Metro North Railroad Multiple Unit (M. U.) train Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, May 25, 2007
4. Metro North Railroad Multiple Unit (M. U.) train
This train is going to Grand Central Terminal, New York City
Connecticut emblem on train Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, May 25, 2007
5. Connecticut emblem on train
Amtrak Regional train Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, May 25, 2007
6. Amtrak Regional train
This train has an AEM-7 locomotive and Amfleet cars. This train is heading toward South Station, Boston.
Amtrak Acela Express Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, May 25, 2007
7. Amtrak Acela Express
This train is headed toward Pennsylvania Station, New York City
Metro North train Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, May 25, 2007
8. Metro North train
Dual power (electric and diesel-electric) locomotive. This type of train would normally be found on the Hudson Line or the Harlem Line.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,728 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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?
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