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

Bethel Railway Station - 1912

 
 
Bethel Railway Station – 1912 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 22, 2010
1. Bethel Railway Station – 1912 Marker
Inscription. The above photo depicts Bethelís second train station that was completed in 1899 and provided passenger service until 1996 when a new station was constructed further north along the line. Bethelís original train station occupied this same spot from the time the Danbury & Norwalk Railroad began service in 1852 until the building was destroyed by fire in December of 1898. The station depicted above also once served the Shepaug Railroad that operated from 1872 until 1911. This line connected train service between Bethel and Hawleyville station in Newtown and then continued north as far as Litchfield.

Below is a brief article appearing in the “Danbury News” on May 24, 1899 as the station shown above was nearing completion.

“The interior of the new station is fitted up very comfortably. The waiting room is neatly finished off and furnished with all of the accommodations necessary. The ticket and telegraph office is in the center of the building, between the freight and passenger departments. Agent McMahon has a cozy little office, and just opposite is a small baggage room, which will be in charge of Baggagemaster Beaupin. The new station, although not a large one, will probably meet all requirements, and is certainly substantially built and nicely arranged.”
 
Location.
Bethel Railway Station – 1912 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 22, 2010
2. Bethel Railway Station – 1912 Marker
41° 22.224′ N, 73° 24.874′ W. Marker is in Bethel, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Depot Place and South Street, on the right when traveling south on Depot Place. Click for map. Located on the corner of the Bethel Railway Station. Marker is in this post office area: Bethel CT 06801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethel Soldierís Memorial (about 500 feet away); In Memory of All Bethel Veterans (about 800 feet away); Bethel World War I Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danbury World War II Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Plumtrees Honor Roll (approx. 1.8 miles away); Plumtrees School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Danbury Veterans Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bethel.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Bethel Railway Station image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 22, 2010
3. Bethel Railway Station
The marker is at the corner of the building between the two cars.
Trackside View of the Bethel Railway Station image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 22, 2010
4. Trackside View of the Bethel Railway Station
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 2,125 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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