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

CV Flatcar

 
 
CV Flatcar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
1. CV Flatcar Marker
Inscription.
CV Flatcar
Built in 1923 this flatcar ran on the Central Vermont Railway. It was used at the Bullard Steel Mill in Bridgeport, CT. during the end of its active railroad life. The museum restored this car after purchasing it in 1997. Please note the arch bar trucks and compare them to the more modern equipment nearby.
 
Erected by Danbury Railway Museum.
 
Location. 41° 23.839′ N, 73° 26.972′ W. Marker is in Danbury, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of White Street and Balmforth Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the Danbury Rail Yard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 White Street, Danbury CT 06813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilton Semaphore (within shouting distance of this marker); NYC Crane, “GCT-1” (within shouting distance of this marker); Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455 (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Danbury Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Danbury Yard Turntable (approx.
Central Vermont Railway Flatcar image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
2. Central Vermont Railway Flatcar
0.2 miles away); The Danbury Fire Department (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danbury – The Hat City (approx. mile away); Marian Anderson (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danbury.
 
Also see . . .
1. Danbury Railway Museum. (Submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Danbury Railway Museum on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Central Vermont Railway Flatcar image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
3. Central Vermont Railway Flatcar
The arch bar trucks had journal boxes requiring frequent oiling.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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