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Train and history enthusiasts, take note! If you missed Bob Belletzkie's train talk at the Free Library last year, here is your chance to learn more at a Rails and Trails talk sponsored by the Plainville Historical Society:
The Iron Horse in Plainville, 1848-2017
At the Plainville Historic Ctr, 29 Pierce St, Plainville, CT 06062
Robert Joseph Belletzkie will give a narrated video presentation on this town’s fascinating and unique railroad history. He will focus on the station structures that served the town over the years, both on the Canal line, which opened in 1848, and the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill that arrived in 1850. By 1895 both these companies were controlled by the New York, New Haven & Hartford RR, which then dominated all rail, trolley and water transportation in Southern New England. Special mention will be made of the movie It Happened to Jane, which brought Hollywood to Plainville in 1958.
Talk to last about an hour. Questions, discussion to follow. All are invited to this free public event. Donations to PHS are always appreciated.
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