Gilbert & Bennett Mfg. Co. Georgetown CT

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cr9617
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Gilbert & Bennett Mfg. Co. Georgetown CT

Post by cr9617 » Sat May 25, 2019 9:09 pm

When was the last rail service to the Gilbert & Bennett wire mill in Georgetown CT?

According to this page, manufacturing shut down in 1989. Did it have service up to the end? I am assuming it was a large customer in NH days.
http://historyofredding.net/HGgilbertbennett.htm

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Re: Gilbert & Bennett Mfg. Co. Georgetown CT

Post by Ridgefielder » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:01 pm

Inbound/outbound loads of wire and wire products halted many years prior to 1989-- possibly in Penn Central days. The siding that leads into the mill complex from across North Main St. has been disconnected for as long as I can remember. I have a hazy recollection of there being a siding on the north end of the property near Factory Pond that might have taken tank car loads of something (either fuel or chemicals) until closer to the end but I can't say for sure.

And yes, in New Haven days I believe G&B was the largest customer on the Danbury Branch north of Norwalk itself.

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