Rare Mileage Passenger Trip Worcester - Willimantic

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Rare Mileage Passenger Trip Worcester - Willimantic

Postby Jeff Smith » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:43 pm

You'se all is sleeping: http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/x21 ... z25dbD6PP5

Windham, Conn. —



Train enthusiasts will have the chance to experience a rare excursion this fall.

The Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts are sponsoring a passenger excursion from Worcester to Willimantic Oct. 14, a trip one of the organizers believes may not have occurred since the 1960s.

“It’s been so long since there’s been a trip that’s been available to the public like this,” said William Crawford, the secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts organization. “This is rare mileage for almost everybody in the hobby.”

The excursion will leave Worcester and travel south through Putnam and Plainfield. The rare section occurs as the train will turn west and journey toward Willimantic where it will stop at the Eastern Connecticut Railroad Museum.

Providence and Worcester Railroad has upgraded its tracks there in the last year, and that, Crawford said, is what has made the trip not only possible, but enticing.


Read more: Rare passenger rail trip will link Worcester, Willimantic - Norwich, CT - The Bulletin http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/x21 ... z25dcSdkcd
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Re: Rare Mileage Passenger Trip Worcester - Willimantic

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:24 pm

Where does one sign up?!
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Re: Rare Mileage Passenger Trip Worcester - Willimantic

Postby MBTA1016 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:22 pm

Same question as urby. I'll use this trip as my birthday gift since it's two days before my birthday
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Re: Rare Mileage Passenger Trip Worcester - Willimantic

Postby elecuyer » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:50 pm

More info & signup at:
http://www.massbayrre.org/Trips/WillimanticSpecial.htm

alas, I can not make this trip.
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Re: Rare Mileage Passenger Trip Worcester - Willimantic

Postby dcm74 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:51 pm

elecuyer wrote:More info & signup at:
http://www.massbayrre.org/Trips/WillimanticSpecial.htm

alas, I can not make this trip.


For anyone who can't make it on Sunday, an Advance Section is now scheduled for Saturday the 13th.
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Re: Rare Mileage Passenger Trip Worcester - Willimantic

Postby Dick H » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:40 pm

The Sunday trip is reported as Sold Out on the MBRRE web site.
The Saturday "advance" trip will also pick up and drop off
passengers at Putnam CT.
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