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The Drive to Lake George New York 5/16/2010 Part 3

by Chris Guenzler

I finished up at the Danbury Railroad Museum and thanked them for my visit. I drove Connecticut Highway 7 and a sign just before Kent caught my eye.

Bull's Covered Bridge right before Kent. From here I drove Conn Highway 341 which turned into New York Highway 3. Poor signage took me to White Plains instead of Wassaic where Randy was waiting for me. I called him to let him know where I was and he said he was just off of Highway 22. I drove north to the Wassaic Metro North Station where Randy was waiting for me. I handed him the keys and we went back over the hills to Kent.

The New Haven Railroad Station in Kent.

This railroad car in Kent will soon be the home of a model railroad shop. From here we received directions to our next stop.

Connecticut Antique Machinery Association/ Sloane-Stanley Museum 5/16/2010

The Argent Lumber #4 is at the entrance to the museum (1909 H.K. Porter 2-8-0 steam locomotive).

American Steel & Wire Company North Works 18.

Mine cars.

1922 Plymouth Diesel switching locomotive.

1893 Waynesburg & Washington RR wooden passenger coach #6.

Hawaii Railway Co. #5 (1925 Baldwin 2-4-2 steam locomotive).

American Steel & Wire Company North Works 18.

Restoration and Machine Shop.

Inside of the cab of the Hawaii Railway Co. #5.

1918 Tionesta Valley Railroad wood chassis caboose.

Information about the 1918 Tionesta Valley Railroad caboose. We thanked them for a great visit and headed north on Conn Highway 7 until something caught my eye again.

Kent Falls. We continued driving north until West Cornwall.

The New Haven Station in West Cornwall. From here we continued north.

The West Cornwall Covered Bridge is also known as the Sharon Covered Bridge. From there we drove to north Canaan where we stopped again.

The Housatonic Railroad has their shops in Canaan.

Housatonic Railroad 3604 and 3600.

Housatonic Railroad 3604.

Housatonic Railroad 3600.

Housatonic Railroad 3603.

Housatonic Railroad 2743.

Housatonic Railroad Caboose 654.

Housatonic Railroad 2737. From here we headed into town to the train station.

Maine Central Caboose 668 was displayed nearby.

A caboose is on display at the Canaan Station.

The former New Haven Station in Canaan. We continued driving north.

The Sheffield Cover Bridge.

The former New Haven Station in Stockbridge. From here we drove to Lee, Mass to have dinner but the restaurant we wanted was closed. We headed back to US Highway 7 and made our next stop at Lenox.

Berkshire Scenic Railroad 8619.

Conrail 9128.

Berkshire Scenic Railroad 0904.

Berkshire Scenic Railroad 3224.

Berkshire Scenic Railroad 329.

Berkshire Scenic Railroad 453.

Berkshire Scenic Railroad Display Train.

Berkshire Scenic Railroad 67.

Berkshire Scenic Railroad freshly painted coach.

New Haven Caboose 591.

Berkshire Scenic Railroad Combine.

The Berkshire Scenic Railroad station in Lenox.

Berkshire Scenic Railroad 67.

Scene at the Berkshire Scenic Railroad. From here we drove to Pittfield where we had a sub spar dinner at Burger King. From here we drove MA Highway 8 to Adams where we made another stop.

The former New York Central Station at Adams. We drove to North Adams then turn west on MA Highway 2 which becomes NY Highway 2 which we took into Troy. There we got on Interstate 757 which we took to NY Highway 7 west to Interstate 87 which took us to Lake George and our night stay at the Best Western there.