CT Rail Hartford Line from Windsor Locks to Springfield.


On Monday February 4, 2019, I took a spin on CT Rail from Windsor Locks, Connecticut to Springfield, Massachusetts and back. The fare was a reasonable $4.00 in each direction and I bought my tickets from the fare machines at the stations.

Traveling by train presented an opportunity to visit with my old friend Jack May, who had traveled up from the New York metro area.

XT1 photo.
CT Rail train interior. Lumix LX7 photo.
Connecticut Southern freight seen from the cab-car of the Northward CT Rail train. I was riding in the coach and photographed through the windows. The freight is shoving back from West Springfield Yard in preparation for its southward journey toward Hartford.

Restored Springfield Union Station. Lumix LX7 Photo.

Restored Springfield Union Station. Lumix LX7 Photo.

I made a few photos using my Lumix LX7 and FujiFilm XT1 digital cameras. It was a nice bright day! I scoped additional line-side locations from the train.

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One thought on “CT Rail Hartford Line from Windsor Locks to Springfield.”

  1. Wow! They did a great job on the Springfield Union Station! It never looked so good even in it’s hay day in about 195? when I used to go there as a kid on Saturday morning to watch the morning parade of NY Central/B&A/NYNH&H passenger traffic.

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