The foundations you talk about are the location of the small village we called Coffee House Crossing this was a train and stage coach stop.The stage/freight road here runs from Webster out towards the Quadic area of East Thompson and continued on to Cadys Tavern on Rt 44 in R.I. which was the next stage stop on this route.I lived right at the wreck site from 1959 to the early 90s.The house I lived in was damaged by a box car hitting it and a second house on the property was destroyed in the accident.I haven't walked these trails since I was a teen but knew them well back then.
And how ironic that this photo was uploaded on April 14, The anniversary of the ill-fated Ocean liner
i know! i go there once and a while and picture it. It would have been an amazing bridge!
Hot damm! My hometown!!! :D
THIS was the GT's bridge, as far as it was ever built!
The line was constructed mostly from approx 1912-1915 but never completed. It would have connected Palmer, MA with Providence, RI.
The chief architect of this project went down on the ill-fated liner, hence the RR's other name: "TITANIC RR."
Actually, that's the old New Haven, nee New York & New England RR.
The GT would have crossed this on the higher level if the SNE had been completed.