Tracing Remnants of the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill RR

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Tracing Remnants of the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill RR

Postby RichCoffey » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:14 am

Trestle Trail - Summit, Rhode Island
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http://rc-pedalpoint.blogspot.com/2016/08/trestle-trail-summit-rhode-island.html

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Re: Tracing Remnants of the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill

Postby whatelyrailfan » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:47 am

I love the photos, very well done, and I especially like the photo of the wheels next to the W post which must have meant the track remnant was actually part of the main and there was a road crossing beyond. Having grown up in Connecticut, I've always thought it was a shame that there was no direct rail connection between Hartford and Providence, but a rail trail is still a good thing because it keeps the A****** abutters from encroaching. And who knows what the future may hold?
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Re: Tracing Remnants of the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill

Postby RichCoffey » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:30 pm

Thanks whatelyrailfan - it was beautiful in spots, I hope other railfans take the trail as well.
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Re: Tracing Remnants of the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill

Postby RichCoffey » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:27 am

Did you know there was a WYE at Summit, RI?
https://rc-pedalpoint.blogspot.com/2016/12/railroad-valuation-maps-trestle-trail-ri.html
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Railroad Valuation Maps - Trestle Trail, RI
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Re: Tracing Remnants of the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill

Postby RussNelson » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:41 pm

Here's the Washington Secondary Trail on OpenStreetMap: https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/2298155
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Re: Tracing Remnants of the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill

Postby RussNelson » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:09 pm

I can't see even a little bit of that wye at Summit on the Bing aerials. Did you see it on the ground?
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Re: Tracing Remnants of the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill

Postby RichCoffey » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:26 am

No Russell - unfortunately I rode the trestle trail on a whim (after mountain biking in the morning at Burlingame) and didn’t know there was a wye there until recently when I discovered the valuation map. I wish I had known, as I enjoy discovering old remnants like that...
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Re: Tracing Remnants of the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill

Postby RussNelson » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:21 pm

Looks like the Washington Secondary is now paved going east from where you started. That would be a nice ride.
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Re: Tracing Remnants of the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill

Postby RichCoffey » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:47 pm

Yeah Russ - it was paved going east - perfect for a road bike!
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-l6-iwWOOBlk/V7ein_tXJRI/AAAAAAAAGOY/NOuxvceoK98BFzsDZUx7vGNZ3UG8f-ZHgCLcB/s1600/IMG_1408.JPG

but there is something cool about riding an abandoned rail bed “raw” with a mountain bike...
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