West River Railroad Newfane Railroad Station

West River Railroad Newfane Railroad Station (HM22AJ)

Location: Newfane, VT 05345 Windham County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 59.179', W 72° 39.313'

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The Newfane Railroad Station stands 100 yards east on Cemetery Hill Road. The Station includes the depot and water tank house, both of which were built in 1880 for the Brattleboro & Whitehall Railroad, intended to run from Brattleboro, VT, to Whitehall, NY. Only 36 miles of the rail was laid, terminating in South Londonderry. In 1905, the narrow-gauge track was replaced with standard gauge and the line renamed the West River Railroad.
Newfane's water tank house was one of five on this line and is the only one remaining, a rare example of the steam engine era. With frequent accidents and weather disasters, the West River Railroad became known as "36 Miles of Trouble." The last train rolled down the tracks in 1936.
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HM NumberHM22AJ
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Year Placed2017
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 691165 N 4761963
Decimal Degrees42.98631667, -72.65521667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 59.179', W 72° 39.313'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 59' 10.74" N, 72° 39' 18.78" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4 Court St, Newfane VT 05345, US
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