Saturday, June 23, 2012

Farewell to yet another Waterbury landmark

Although the Waterbury Vermont station has been wonderfully restored the other buildings that once stood across the tracks haven't been so lucky. The first of these to disappear was the feed mill that was directly across the tracks from the station proper. Now, I understand from Bill Brigham and some of the other folks in Vermont that the former CV freight station is no more. The photo above was taken during a late winter safari with my friend Alan Irwin. Alan was a  dear friend - but he was a train chasing rail fan at heart and never really understood WHY I would stop and take pictures of buildings with nothing around them - especially in a dimly lit cold (and I mean cold) Sunday afternoon in early March. 
I'm glad I did. 
Here's a photo of the feed mill I took the same day. 
Of course, I plan to include these on the layout in the Waterbury scene, but at this point all that exists of the freight house is the footprint. (For the record, this is "full size" in HO scale):

2 comments:

  1. Marty those two structures added so much character to the station scene...a really great New England setting...sad to see them go...the parking lots that have taken their places just does not cut it...George

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  2. Marty, I have a few pictures of the freight house that you may not from April of 2010.

    See http://garbo.org/rrphoto/waterbury-vermont/ and if you need larger copies, just let me know.

    T Garbelotti

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