This morning I rode the Rockville Spur Rail Trail. It's an easy ride...
A bit of history
This spur opened in 1863 - Rockville was a booming textile center and needed a railroad connection. The last freight train from Vernon was in 1970 and in 1975 the rails were torn up for scrap.
|The kiosk at Vernon Junction was very informative!|
|Riding under I-84|
|This building looks like it might have been an old freight depot...|
|A mysterious foundation here|
|This 1915 Valuation map proved my hunch that there was a siding here|
|The embankment into Rockville|
|Remnants of a stone lined waterway on the left|
|At the end of the line at Vernon Street|
|An old mill converted into apartments|
|Don't be confused by the sign title - this is Rockville!|
A super short one-handed video