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HARTFORD LINE

HARTFORD, PROVIDENCE & FISHKILL
  BOSTON, HARTFORD & ERIE
     NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND
       NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD
         NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD
 
      The Hartford, Providence & Fishkill entered Providence in 1854 with a road that would be extended to the Hudson River at Fishkill.  It was purchased by the Boston, Hartford & Erie in 1863 which had plans to extend the road to Boston but failed in that endeavor.  It was reorganized as the New York & New England in 1873, reorganized as the New England Railroad in 1895 and came under the control of the New Haven in the same year.  The line in Rhode Island remained intact until 1968 when the track west of Washington was abandoned.
 
 
 
 
 
 
SWITCHING NARRAGANSETT BREWERY - CRANSTON
New Haven Y-3 Class 0-8-0 3401 was built by Schenectady in 1920
 
THE NARRAGANSETT BREWING CO. in CRANSTON
Inset is the original building.
 
 
PRINT WORKS - 4 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE.
 
PRINT WORKS
The Depot at the Cranston Print Works was named Cranston until the depot at Auburn was renamed Cranston.
Mill houses can be seen in the background.
 
KNIGHTSVILLE - 4.8 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE
 
 KNIGHTSVILLE
New Haven Alco S-2 and K-1-b 2-6-0
 
 
 
MESHANTICUT - 5.6 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE
 
 
 
OAKLAWN - 7.1 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE
 
 
 
WEST PONTIAC - 8.34 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE
 
 
 
 
 PAWTUXET RIVER BRIDGE WHEN BUILT IN 1901 NEAR NATICK
The bridge replace a wooden Howe truss bridge which burned in 1900.  The center span is 122 feet long with spans of 101 feet on the ends.
 
 
NATICK - 8.92 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE
 
 
RIVER POINT- 10.74 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE
There were two River Point stations.  See the Pawtuxet Valley page of this site for the larger station at the junction of the Auburn-Hope Branch.
 
 
 
 
ARCTIC - 11.5 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE.
 
 
 
WEST WARWICK WAS ONCE CENTREVILLE - 12 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE
The track to Providence is under the bridge.  The station's order board on the right (to compensate for the bridge blocking vision)  and the three-track team yard for 28 cars give this photo the appearance of a junction which it is not.  The interchange with the Auburn-Hope line was 1 1/4 miles east at River Point. 
 
QUIDNICK - 12.93 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE
 
 
ANTHONY - 13.3 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE
 
 
 ANTHONY DEPOT AND COVENTRY COMPANY MILLS
 
 
ANTHONY
A slightly different view.
 
WASHINGTON - 14.33 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE
The arrival of the mail train from Providence.
 
 
THE DEPOT AT WASHINGTON, RHODE ISLAND.
 
 
COVENTRY - 18.1 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE
 
 
 SUMMIT DEPOT - 21.64 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE
 The order board's semaphore blades are gone.
 
THE CLIMB TO SUMMIT INCLUDED ABOUT SEVEN MILES OF OVER ONE PERCENT GRADE
THE LINE ROSE FROM AN ELEVATION OF 55 FEET AT NATICK TO 475 FEET
TWELVE MILES WEST AT SUMMIT
VERTICLE IS ELEVATION IN FEET, HORIZONTAL IS MILES, GRADE NUMBERS ARE FEET OF RISE PER MILE
 
 
 
 GREENE - 24.09 MILES FROM PROVIDENCE
 
 
Greene Depot was the last station before Connecticut. 
Willimantic was 34.2 miles west.
 
 
TRAIN FROM PROVIDENCE AT GREENE 
 
  
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