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West Simsbury in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Central New England Railroad

Stratton Brook Depot

 
 
Central New England Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, December 31, 2015
1. Central New England Railroad Marker
Stratton Brook Depot
Inscription. This section of the River Trail Bike Path is on the original right of way of the Connecticut Western Railroad that was chartered in 1868 and later became the Central New England Railroad. This section of the line was abandoned in 1937.

Stratton Brook Depot located 1.7 miles down the trail from here was a flag stop station in West Simsbury, CT. The train would only stop for disembarking passengers or if it was flagged by a waiting passenger at the Depot.
 
Erected by An Eagle Scout Project by Jack Mundt of Troop 76, Simsbury, CT.
 
Location. 41° 50.982′ N, 72° 52.033′ W. Marker is in West Simsbury, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on West Mountain Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 196 West Mountain Road, West Simsbury CT 06092, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Collinsville, Town of Canton (approx. 2.1 miles away); Canton (approx. 2.2 miles away); In Memory of Phoebe Humphrey (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Collinsville, Town of Canton (approx.

The Farmington River Trail image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, December 31, 2015
2. The Farmington River Trail
This bike path added some history to the entrance off West Mountain Road by using 15 feet of antique rails, donated by the Housatonic Railroad of Canaan, to form the edges of the trail.
2.4 miles away); Weatogue Soldiers’ Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Roderick A. White M.D. (approx. 2.9 miles away); Constitution Oak (approx. 3 miles away); The Pinchot Sycamore (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Central New England Railroad. The Connecticut Western Railroad ran from Hartford west to the New York state line. It was completed in 1871. It had one short branch completed in 1874 that went south into Collinsville. In 1899 it became part of the Central New England Railroad.
 
Also see . . .
1. Central New England Railroad, history. (Submitted on January 10, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Central New England Railroad of today. (Submitted on January 10, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The Central New England Railroad bed image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, December 31, 2015
3. The Central New England Railroad bed
To enhance your experience of the railroad era, park at the Town Forest Baseball Field and walk southwest 0.7 miles on the railroad bed to the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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