The Old Groveton Station-four recent photos.

The old Groveton (New Hampshire) station building stands where the former Boston & Maine met the old Grand Trunk. Today the GT route is operated by Genesee & Wyoming’s St Lawrence & Atlantic (known by its reporting marks SLR) while the B&M line is the very lightly used New Hampshire Central route to Hazens, Whitefield and beyond toward Littleton.

On visits here in the 1990s, I’d found the now defunct New Hampshire & Vermont switching the old paper mill at Groveton. But the mill is now a memory. The once imposing structures dwarfed the little brick station building.

I made these digital photos on a recent visit with photographer Kris Sabbatino. All were exposed using a FujiFilm XT1 with 12mm Zeiss Touit and adjusted for shadows/contrast in post processing with Lightroom.

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3 comments on “The Old Groveton Station-four recent photos.

  1. Tom Rochford on said:

    Brian,
    Thank You.

  2. Tom Rochford on said:

    Brian ,
    my old Rand McNally U.S. Railroad atlas shows the B&M and G.T. meeting at Gorham, N.H. with Groveton, N.H. being thirty rail miles to the northwest of Gorham. Have I interpreted it incorrectly?

    • Hello,
      Those old Rand McNally maps can be a bit light on detail.
      B&M’s Berlin Branch went via Gorham, crossing over the GT on a trestle to Berlin. This branch is now abandoned, having been lifted in the mid-1990s.

      B&M had a separate branch from the Whitefield area that went to Groveton (via Lancaster, NH) where it connected with the GT (now G&W’s SLR) line at grade. This branch remains in place and is operated by New Hampshire Central (albeit infrequently). All of this former B&M trackage was once part of a more complicated network of trackage and has been in decline for more than a century.

      I’ll see if I can find an old map in our offices at Conway Scenic and print that on TTL at a later stage.
      I hope this helps! Let me know if you have additional questions.
      All the best, Brian

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