Heading up Hayden Station Road from Palisado Avenue, just past the railroad tracks, there is an empty bit of pavement on the right. It’s so nondescript that a driver might just think it’s a [...]
Join us on Saturday, March 23 at 10 AM for a special program on trains. Our Hands-On-History Learning Center will be transformed with model railroads and train-oriented play tables. Bob Bell in costume as the [...]
Canal transportation was no match for the speed and efficiency of the emerging railroads in the mid-19th century. But while the arrival of the railroad signaled the eventual demise of the Windsor Locks Canal, the decline in shipping on the canal was far more gradual than historians have previously supposed. One product in particular, gunpowder, was shipped through the canal for several decades after the railroad appeared.
Join us for an in-depth look at Windsor’s iconic railroad bridge over the Farmington River, erected in 1867. Built on the heels of a tragedy, this Roman-arched stone bridge has inspired photographers and artists, and [...]