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- Location: Harlem Division MP 15
I've actually never been in Palmer-- it's a bit of a hike from my neck of the woods. Definitely want to get there one of these days, but it will have to be as part of some larger excursion... tough to sell the wife on the idea of skipping out for a weekend to go there...
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- Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:23 pm
Palmer is the New England railfan's Mecca. Before you go (and you must --- the Steaming Tender is great, and the building alone is well worth seeing), be sure to check their website first to make sure they're open. Then, when you make the trip, stop at the town library and visit their railroad resource room(!), which is full of RR books, videos, and information about local RR history (of which there is a great deal --- they don't call it "The Town of Seven Railroads" for nothing). There's also Palmer Hobbies, the successor to Bob Buck's great old Tucker's Hobbies store in Warren, which is a wonderful hobby shop, located near the Steaming Tender downtown on Route 20. After you're done with that, drive up to Thorndike and Three Rivers and look for the vestiges of the ill-fated Hampden Railroad, which are easy to find.Ridgefielder wrote:I've actually never been in Palmer-- it's a bit of a hike from my neck of the woods. Definitely want to get there one of these days, but it will have to be as part of some larger excursion... tough to sell the wife on the idea of skipping out for a weekend to go there...
A great way to spend a day.
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- Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:15 pm
- Location: Nashua, NH
Just sharing a similar image to what was originally posted. My image was also marked CT River Main Line... good to have the confirmation of its location!
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