B&M depot: Help with ID

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Re: B&M depot: Help with ID

Postby bmcdr » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:28 pm

Sadly, Richard Symmes is no longer there, the new curator is David Fletcher, a railfan and good friend of Dick Symmes.
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Re: B&M depot: Help with ID

Postby trainsinmaine » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:41 am

Ditto the comments regarding the Walker Transportation Collection. There are not only thousands of photos to be seen; the collection is housed in a little downstairs museum that is fascinating. I visited there for the first time last month. There is much to be seen, and --- oh, my goodness --- I could have spent weeks joyfully poring over the archives!

The aforesaid Mr. Fletcher is very knowledgeable and cordial. He recommends that visitors come on Wednesday evenings, when the Board meets. He says it's a great time to ask questions that deal with mysteries such as this one.
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Re: B&M depot: Help with ID

Postby Manalishi » Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:35 pm

Hi Guys, well, it took me almost 4 years but I finally figured out where this is. I happened to be on a Flickr site devoted to railroad stations and I saw it there by pure happenstance. It's not Laconia but Bennington, Vermont. So, looks like this one's going into the sell pile.

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Re: B&M depot: Help with ID

Postby Aerie » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:54 pm

Here's a picture from the website of the restaurant that occupies the station
http://www.benningtonstation.net/restaurant/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/StationPostcard.jpg

But why is the photo marked "NYCRR"?
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Re: B&M depot: Help with ID

Postby jaymac » Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:18 pm

Mebbe a bad guess? The Rutland had ties with the NYC, Dr. William Seward Webb being a Vanderbilt in-law who got appointed as RUT president in 1902. The postcard printer might have believed that NYC take-over would be happening. The source for Dr. Webb is p. 43 of Robert Lindsell's The Rail Lines of Northern New England, 2000.
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