Griffin Line Rail-with-Trail

Proposed Rail-with-trail

Historic Railroad Mileage Chart

Connecticut Western RR (#17)

Miles* Station Name

0

Hartford

2

Blue Hills

4

Cottage Grove

6

Bloomfield

8

Griffins

10

Bernards
(North Bloomfield)
(Scotland)

12

Tariffville

13

Hoskins

15

Simsbury

* Railroad Miles from Hartford
italics indicate sections not currently open for public use!

From mileage chart in article #17 of The Rail Lines of Southern New England by Ronald Dale Karr, published by Branch Line Press in 1995.

East Coast Greenway

This Rail-trail will be part of the East Coast Greenway, a multi-use trail that is planned from Maine to Florida. The East Coast Greenway has recently been selected as one of 15 trails for designation as a Millenium Trail, which should be very helpful in focusing public attention on all of the component trail projects.

Status Report to ECGA (2001 State of the Trail Report)

Railroad Abandonment Summary

Item From To Year RR Miles
67 Tariffville Simsbury 1937 NH 3.3
129 Griffins Tariffville 1938 NH 2.7
NH = New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad

From the "Directory of Rail Abandonments 1848-1994" in the book Lost Railroads of New England, 2nd Ed. by Ronald Dale Karr, published by Branch Line Press in 1996.

Railroad History

A brief history of the Connecticut Western RR was published as Article #17 in The Rail Lines of Southern New England by Ronald Dale Karr, published by Branch Line Press in 1995:


Sign images are from the Manual of Traffic Signs by Richard C. Moeur.

Updated on June 30, 2001 by Kenyon F. Karl <Webmaster@new-england-rail-trails.org>.
  Unintentional errors are likely!

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