Georgetown station (Connecticut)

Georgetown station is a former commuter rail station on the Danbury Division of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, located in Georgetown, Connecticut. It was in service from 1852 to 1970. A new station at Georgetown has been proposed.

Georgetown
GeorgetownCTRRStation1919.jpg
Georgetown station on a 1919 postcard
Coordinates41°15′28″N 73°25′49″W / 41.2577°N 73.4304°W / 41.2577; -73.4304Coordinates: 41°15′28″N 73°25′49″W / 41.2577°N 73.4304°W / 41.2577; -73.4304
Tracks1
History
Opened1852
Closed1970

HistoryEdit

Georgetown station was opened in 1852 on the Danbury and Norwalk Railroad. The station was located on the east side of the single track in the section of Georgetown that lies within the Town of Wilton. In 1899, the original depot caught fire. The damage to the depot was so severe that about 40 feet of the large depot had to be demolished, resulting in separated freight and passenger station buildings.[1] The station building was home to a grocery store and a post office.[2] A new station was opened in late 1908. The station would continue to serve passengers until its closure by the Penn Central in 1970.[3]

There is possibility of a new Georgetown station in the future. A future plan by ConnDOT, which would include re-electrification of the Danbury Branch, also includes the possibility of a new Georgetown station.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GEORGETOWN STATION CATCHES FIRE". New Haven Evening Register. New Haven Evening Register. August 18, 1899.
  2. ^ Colley, Brent. "History of the Railroad in Georgetown, Connecticut". Historyofredding.net. History of redding. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  3. ^ Tylercitystation. "Stations: G". Tylercitystation.info. Tyler City Station. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  4. ^ ConnDOT. "Danbury Branch Phase II Study". dotdata.ct.gov. ConnDOT. Retrieved January 11, 2021.

External linksEdit

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