NYNY&H RR "Air Line" Trail walk this Sunday.

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NYNY&H RR "Air Line" Trail walk this Sunday.

Postby stvigi » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:42 pm

Hello Everyone,

The National Park Service will be holding a walk on The Southern New England Trail in Millville, MA this Sunday (10/11/09). The trail follows the route of the old New York and New England Railroad (later New Haven, and Penn Central) "Air Line" through southern New England.

Here is the release that the Park Service puts into the local papers and I hope to see some of you there.

Discover the Millville Lock with a National Park Service Volunteer from the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor this Sunday, Oct 11, 2009. Hike along the old New York and New England "Air Line" rail trail to visit the best-preserved lock along the Blackstone Canal. Along the way, you will learn a little about the history of Millville and the role of the canal and railroad here. Then continue to the Triad Bridge (P&W, NH, SNE) overlooking the Blackstone River, where you will hear about the Southern New England Railroad – the rail line that sank with the Titanic. This free tour begins at 2:00 PM and last about an hour and half. Most of the trail is flat, but please wear sturdy walking shoes, bring water, insect repellent and your camera. Meet at the parking lot across from St. John's Church, Hope St., Millville, MA. For more information about this programs from the Blackstone River Valley NHC, please call 401-762-0440.

When: Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 at 2:00 PM
Where: Meet at the parking lot across from St. John's Church, corner of Hope St. and Central Streets, Millville, MA

Thanks

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Re: NYNY&H RR "Air Line" Trail walk this Sunday.

Postby stvigi » Sat May 08, 2010 9:51 am

Hello everyone,

The Triad Bridge / Millville Locks walking tours are on again for this year.
I met a lot of great rail fans last year, and hope to meet more this year.

Dates for this year are 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, with the October walk being held on 10/10.
We follow what was known as the New Haven Midland Line (also called the air line).

All walks are held at 2PM, and last about 1 1/2 hours.

Come learn about 19th and 20th century NewEngland life, working in the Mills, transportation in the valley via the canals and railroads.
Here is a link to a short slide show of the walk.

http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd93 ... 20-%20Tria
d%20Bridges/?action=view&current=08caa67e.pbw


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