Train Stations Of Connecticut


There are many train stations in Connecticut. Some have been rebuilt.
Some are no longer used and have been converted to other uses.
Some have restaurants in them or close by. One of these is Paci’s in Southport, Connecticut



This apparently is the logo CT is using for the New Haven – Hartford – Springfield Rail Program:

NH FA painting in Newtown

This logo apparently only made it in Newtown


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It’s been a long time since there was any active passenger railroad station in East Hartford.

We are trying to find some information on old ones there. We have been told that one exists and that it has a train with a face on it for kids. 



Stafford Springs, Connecticut



Oxford, Connecticut station was on the New Haven between Danbury and Waterbury.



Windsor, Connecticut station is on the New Haven to Springfield line and serves Amtrak.



Ridgefield, Connecticut station, now even the branch is gone.



Norfolk, Connecticut station is now offices.



Andover Connecticut Station

In 1847, promoters obtained a charter for The Hartford & Providence Railroad. They intended to build a road from the river docks in Hartford, through Manchester to the quarries in Bolton, on through Andover, Willimantic, Baltic, and Moosup to the Rhode Island border. There they would connect with the Providence & Plainfield. Together the two companies would provide a route from Hartford to Providence. The Hartford & Providence group chose to connect with the New York & Hartford. The New York & Hartford was charted in 1845 and was to construct a rail line beginning at Hartford and ending at Brewster, New York, where it would connect with the New York & Harlem Railroad. Upon hearing the news that a line was now chartered from Providence to Hartford, the New York & Hartford promoters sought to merge with the Hartford & Providence. The union took place in 1849 with the new firm becoming known as The Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad Co. Fishkill-on-Hudson having replaced Brewster as the final western destination. The Hartford, Providence & Fishkill completed the Hartford to Willimantic via Andover track in 1849. By the end of 1898, the New Haven Railroad Company had obtained the rights to the line. Eventually the New Haven bought all of the former Hartford, Providence and Fishkill lines outright. They would run the line through Andover as part of their Highland Division until it was itself taken over by the Penn Central in 1968. In 1975 the State of Connecticut bought the right-of-way as the rails were being removed. Today the Ct. DEP controls it and has designated it as a recreational trail. The railroad played an important role in the development of the town. Being one of the first stations in a relatively large geographical area, Andover became the focal point for passengers and freight. It allowed for the development of several manufacturing plants in Andover. The Case Fibre Board Company (the paper mill) received raw materials and shipped its finished products. The creamery used the railroad to easily reach the important markets of New York and Boston.



Berlin Station



Bethel Station



Branchville (Ridgefield) Station

(Passenger service on the branch line to Ridgefield itself was available into town until 1925; freight service lasted until 1964.)



Branford Station
From an old post card



Bristol Station



Cannondale Station



The two railroad lines serving Canton were – the Collinsville branch of the Canal Line of the New Haven Railroad and the Central New England Railroad.

The New Haven line went on to New Hartford, where there was a turntable so they could reverse direction. The Central New England (formerly Connecticut and Western) came from Hartford Ct. via Tariffville and Simsbury to the Farmington River in Canton, where it backed down to the station in Collinsville. It then proceeded west through Winsted, Norfolk and Canaan, Ct. to New York State.



Clinton Station



Cos Cob Station



Danbury Station



Danielson Station



Darien Station



Derby Shelton Station



East Granby Station

From our postcard collection



East Hampton Station

Courtesy of History Central



East Norwalk Station



Fairfield Station




Glenbrook Station

Left is New and right is Old




Hartford Union Station

Left is New and right is Old



Kent in 1965 when they ran excursions



Lakeville station

Lee Beaujon collection

Read KC Jones blog about the Last Train To Lakeville



Manchester station
From one of our old postcards
No passenger service currently exists in town. Freight service from Hartford is provided by
Connecticut Southern Railroad.



Meriden Station

Old station at Meriden, Connecticut on the Hartford – New Haven line.



Milford Station



Mystic Station




Naugatuck Station: several views from Charlie Gunn



New Britain Station



New Canaan in 1909

Courtesy of History Central



New Haven Station




New London Station

There is a significant photograph collection of the New London area at the Ralph E. Wadleigh Photograph Collection. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.



New Milford Station



Newtown Station



Noroton Heights Station



Norwich Station



Old Greenwich Station



Old Saybrook Station

Courtesy of History Central



Plainfield Depot

My postcard collection



Pomfret Station



Putnam Station

Courtesy of History Central



Riverside Station



Rowayton Station



Salisbury station west view late 1920’s

Lee Beaujon collection

Foundation of the water tower still exists. Station is now part of a home at 54 Library St.



South Norwalk Station




Southport Station








New on left; Old on Right



Stepney Station

It exists today as an automotive repair garage



Stratford Station



Taconic CT

Bob Lord postcard

This station was formerly called Chapinville.



Thomaston Station



Torrington Station



Wallingford Station



Old postcard of Waterbury Yard



Westport Station


A New Hudson Bridge, Revived Beacon Line, HYPERLOOP and More

The Maybrook Line was a line of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad which connected with its Waterbury Branch in Derby, Connecticut, and its Maybrook Yard in Maybrook, New York, where it interchanged with other carriers.

If one looks at the most popular Pages on our WebSite, over half directly reference the Maybrook Line. Lot’s of folks have an interest in it. The “Maybrook Line” was important to New England before the advent of Penn Central and before the Poughkeepsie Bridge burned. This piece of the railroad carried freight from Maybrook Yard, across the Poughkeepsie Bridge to Hopewell Junction where it joined a line from Beacon. The railroad then went to Brewster, then Danbury, and finally to Cedar Hill Yard in New Haven.

WHY and How To Fix The “MAYBROOK LINE”?

Container port/intermodal facility/rail bridge

The construction of a railroad bridge between New Hamburg and Marlboro is likely the least expensive place to build a Hudson River crossing between Manhattan and Albany.    The stone for ramps, sand and gravel for concrete and a steel beam assembly and storage area would be right on sight.  All materials and equipment could be transported by barge or boat.  The bridge itself would have only four or five piers (the most costly part to build) since the Hudson River is about the same width as it is in Poughkeepsie.

The Hudson River component connects Dutchess, Ulster and Orange counties to the world economy (finished goods, spare parts, components parts, raw materials, food stuffs) and the railroad and interstate road components connect these NY counties to the rest of North America (US, Mexico, Canada).

With the container port/intermodal facility/rail bridge, the flow in and out of raw materials, spare parts, partially finished goods, foodstuffs and components will allow for new industries and businesses to locate near this facility and add to the tax base of these three NY counties: Dutchess, Ulster and Orange counties.

Although the Dutchess County Airport is a tiny regional airport with a 5,000 foot runway, it has some big potential. The airport land extends a mile Northeast of the present runway end at New Hackensack Road and borders on the former New Haven Maybrook Line/Dutchess Rail Trail. As the NY Air National Guard gets crowded out by international air traffic at Stewart International Airport their operation could be moved over to Dutchess Airport without disrupting the lives of the guard members and their families through forced relocation.

Beacon itself is exploding with “developer” activity, and it needs a trolley or light rail for the city only to transform back into a pedestrian oriented city.

Other activities include: Solidization of rail links in Connecticut to handle increased traffic; a possible HYPERLINK for improved service along the Beacon Line and in/out of New York City 

Now you are going to ask. What does the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority have to do with the “BEACON LINE”? IT OWNS IT! Must realize that NYCMTA is a “regional” organization. With all that went on with Penn-Central and CONRAIL somebody had to own it!


Train Stations Along The Maybrook Line


Postcard view of Towners NY about 1910. Look just to the right of the station. There is a second train coming across the “crooked bridge” over the Harlem line.


West Pawling station on the Maybrook Line.


Poughquag station on the Maybrook Line. Eastbound freight trains would be struggling up the mountain when passing this spot.


Poughquag station on the Maybrook Line in 1968.
Photo by Roger Liller


Green Haven station on the Maybrook Line.

The tracks run just outside the walls of the famous New York State prison at Green Haven.


Stormville station a few miles east of Hopewell Junction.


The Maybrook Line in Hopewell Junction on a snowy day in 1968.

Photo by Roger Liller.


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