"In the field" railroad history adventures...

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Portland CT Railroad Remnants

I was in the area and as always, curious about what kind of railroad presence still exists. A quick ride through the industrial area south of Rt 66 (Marlborough Street) showed there are still tracks and a few hoppers on a siding. Of course the street I drove on was called Airline Street--named after the Airline route that whizzed through here ages ago.

Airline Street

Former Freight Station

Further Info

The Providence & Worcester railroad bridge  (Wikipedia)

Did you know the Portland-Middletown Railroad Bridge was...

  1. used in the Billy Joel video "River of Dreams"?
  2. collided by a huge steamship ?
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