Train Stations Of Connecticut

PaciRestaurantSouthport

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

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EastHartfordAmericanMemory

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. If you know anything about it, or have any pictures or other information on train stations in East Hartford,
please let us know.

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staffordspringsstation

Stafford Springs, Connecticut

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Oxford

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

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WindsorCTStation

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

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RidgefieldStation

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

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NorfolkTrainStationSmall

Norfolk, Connecticut station is now offices.

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AndoverStation

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.

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Berlin2

Berlin Station

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Bethel

Bethel Station

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BranchvilleStation

Branchville (Ridgefield) Station

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

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BranfordTrainStation

Branford Station
From an old post card

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Bristol

Bristol Station

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cannondale

Cannondale Station

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cantonrr

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.

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Clinton

Clinton Station

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CosCob

Cos Cob Station

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DanburyStation

Danbury Station

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Danielson

Danielson Station

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CTStationsDarien

Darien Station

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CTStationsDerbyShelton

Derby Shelton Station

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EastGranby

East Granby Station


From our postcard collection

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EastHamptonStation

East Hampton Station


Courtesy of History Central

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EastNorwalk

East Norwalk Station

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CTStationsFairfield

Fairfield Station

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Glenbrook Station

Left is New and right is Old

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Hartford Union Station

Left is New and right is Old

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KentConnecticut1965

Kent in 1965 when they ran excursions

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CNECTLakevilleStation41

Lakeville station

Lee Beaujon collection

Read KC Jones blog about the Last Train To Lakeville

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ManchesterCT

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.

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MeridenStation

Meriden Station

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

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MilfordStation

Milford Station

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MysticStation

Mystic Station

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Naugatuck Station: several views from Charlie Gunn

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NewBritainStation

New Britain Station

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NewCanaan1909

New Canaan in 1909

Courtesy of History Central

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NewHavenStation

New Haven Station

NewHavenRailroadStationOld

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NewLondonTrainStation

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.

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NewMilfordStation

New Milford Station

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NewtownStation

Newtown Station

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CTStationsNorotonHeights

Noroton Heights Station

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NorwichStation

Norwich Station

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CTStationsOldGreenwich

Old Greenwich Station

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OldSaybrookStation

Old Saybrook Station


Courtesy of History Central

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PlainfieldCT

Plainfield Depot


My postcard collection

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Pomfret

Pomfret Station

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Putnam

Putnam Station


Courtesy of History Central

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Riverside

Riverside Station

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Rowayton

Rowayton Station

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CNECTSalisburyStationEast36

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.

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SouthNorwalk

South Norwalk Station

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Southport Station

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springdale

Springdale

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Stamford

New on left; Old on Right

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Stepney

Stepney Station


It exists today as an automotive repair garage

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StratfordStation

Stratford Station

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CNECTTaconicStation25

Taconic CT

Bob Lord postcard

This station was formerly called Chapinville.

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thomaston

Thomaston Station

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TorringtonStation

Torrington Station

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Wallingford

Wallingford Station

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ConnWaterburyYardOld

Old postcard of Waterbury Yard

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Westport

Westport Station

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