Meriden, Waterbury & Connecticut River RR to the Brass City and return via Cheshire Street Railway

Image Courtesy of Mattatuck Museum


The Cheshire Historical Society is pleased to announce a bus tour of historic railroad and trolley lines in the area on Sunday April 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The bus will be an air-conditioned luxury coach with Wi-fi, AC outlets, and restroom.

Westward from Cheshire Street, we will follow the Meriden, Waterbury & Connecticut River RR to Union Station, Waterbury. On the eastward return trip, the route of the Cheshire Street Rwy trolley line will be traced. Service on the MW&CR lasted from 1888 to 1924 and on the CSR from 1905 to 1934. Photo stops are planned to view beautiful old stone culverts and railroad bridge ruins.

Bob Belletzkie, TylerCityStation rail historian, will be narrating.

Tickets are $55 and in addition to the tour, guests will get a 120-page souvenir tour book, lunch, and a reception to follow at the Historical Society.

The tour departs from the Historical Society (43 Church Drive, Cheshire 06410) at 9:00 AM sharp; you should arrive between 8:15 and 8:30 for coffee and registration.

Phone (203) 272-2574 or email cheshirehistory@che.necoxmail.com if you have any questions.