Branford Steam Railroad

Branford Steam Railroad

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Branford Steam Railroad is an industrial railroad serving the Tilcon Connecticut stone quarry in North Branford, Connecticut in the United States. It exchanges freight with the Providence and Worcester Railroad and with the Buchanon Marine Company. Louis A. Fisk was a politically connected businessman from Branford, Connecticut who had by the 1890s built a trotting park for horses called the Branford Driving Park. To attract more visitors Fisk built a three-mile long Damascus Railway that offered connections with the Shore Line Division of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. In 1900 the creation of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission of New York and New Jersey forced the closing of basalt quarries along the Hudson River. This led to an increased demand for stone from Connecticut quarries. Louis Fisk would eventually open a quarry on Totoket Mountain in North Branford.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135737872
  • 9786135737875