"A Great Railroad At Work"

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shadyjay
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"A Great Railroad At Work"

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I was bored yesterday so I watched "A Great Railroad at Work"... which dates back to the Palmer administration (and was released on Pentrex back in the 90s) (also watched a few PRR videos as well). In case you're not sure what I'm talking about, the opening scene shows a train coming around the bend passing under an overpass and stopping at a station, with a boy in front of it

Just curious as to what station this was shot at. Anyone know?

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Re: "A Great Railroad At Work"

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Well i am new to the forums, having seen this post 19 years late, i still feel i need to answer it,lol The station is at Mount camel Connecticut part of Hamden Connecticut,on the former New haven and Northampton line ,also known as the Canal line,The station master was Mr. Bellenger a friend of my grandmother, I practically grew up along this line,but i only saw Penn cent. and
Conrail ,and it s demise in to a bike trail,the station still stands today but its nothing of its former glory ,it burned once and was remodeled at least twice.

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Ok, cool. Thank you for the info! Hard to believe I posted that 10 years ago.

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Re: "A Great Railroad At Work"

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Here is a link through Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/details/0519_Great_ ... 3_01_05_24

Frakiedg: the shot in the beginning that shadyjay describes, can describe where in Mt. Carmel this is, and what direction the train is headed? I'm trying to determine where the diverging track leads at the end of that scene.
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