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

Collinsville, Town of Canton

Central New England Railroad

 
 
Collinsville, Town of Canton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, February 1, 2016
1. Collinsville, Town of Canton Marker
Inscription.
Central New England Railroad had several names but started in 1871 and ended in 1927. It ran from Hartford, Connecticut to Millerton, New York. The train came into this High Street Junction (on Dyer Avenue) from Simsbury. The passenger station was on River Road and originally a horse car on tracks brought passengers to and from the Dyer Avenue Station. Eventually, a plan was devised for a WYE and the train BACKED down to River Road to pick up passengers. It then continued west toward New Hartford. The building standing today on Dyer Avenue was the freight station and has been moved a slight distance from its original location.
 
Location. 41° 49.167′ N, 72° 54.983′ W. Marker is in Collinsville, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached from Dyer Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is located on the Farmington River Trail, 0.4 miles west of the parking lot on route 179 (River Road). Marker is in this post office area: Canton CT 06019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Constitution Oak (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Collinsville, Town of Canton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Canton Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6
Farmington River Trail image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, February 1, 2016
2. Farmington River Trail
After the railway stopped using their right of way, it was converted into a recreation path called the Farmington River Trail
miles away); Charter Oak Offspring (approx. 0.7 miles away); Collinsville- Railroad from both sides (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Collins Company Plow Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Collinsville’s Powerhouse Station No. 3 (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Memory of Phoebe Humphrey (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Collinsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. The history and map of the Railway. (Submitted on February 4, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. A wye description. (Submitted on February 4, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The freight station on Dyer Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, February 1, 2016
3. The freight station on Dyer Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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