Sunday, September 15, 2019

Wauregan, CT

Wauregan, CT is a section of Plainfield CT.  It is also a location of three major customers on the line, American Standard, who built a brand new plant there in 1957/1958, a large gravel pit and Wauregan Grain.  The gravel pit has been replaced by a company that make cast concrete pipe.  The American Standard building is now a large warehouse for a few companies including Staples, but with not rail service.  At least the spur is still in place for potential future use.  Wauregan Grain is still in business and has been expanding as other regional dealers close.  Below are photos I took on September 7, 2019.





Former gravel bit north of the crossing.







North end of the grain dealer.














The former American Standard Plant, this is the north wall.






































Monday, September 9, 2019

Fun Weekend

This past week end was was the annual NHRHTA Reunion, which also means an operation session on Chris Adams' Valley Railroad.  It is always a great time to visit with many people at reunion and to check out the full size trains at the Valley Railroad. I also to the opportunity of traveling down and back to the reunion to photograph Putnam and Plainfield CT. Chris posted photos of the ops session on his blog, which is listed to the right on my blog.

I rode the caboose with Chris down the Valley to the north end of the Old Saybrook Wye

Making sure the iron is in the correct position before heading out of the yard

Here is the south end of the line.  The neat part is I operated a local that traveled this
line on Chris's layout the night before.

Heading back north and riding in the cupola.

My Host.

A recently restored NE-5 caboose.

Getting back to the yard and station.

Out engineer.

The train heading North to Deep River.