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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

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  by Jeff Smith
 
Nice article with an interesting rail aside: http://trumbull.patch.com/articles/fran ... r-soldiers
In the 1840s Trumbull had its very own train station, roughly situated near the Plumb Building, which had served as the old town hall and is an elegant old New England federalist town hall. This station stop, on the Bridgeport to New Milford line, was called Trumbull Church for its name sake was a rather ancient Congregational church which is not far from our current town hall.

Before the consolodation of the New York and New Haven lines, and the advent of the automobile, trollies and trains of the Housatonic Railroad served commuters between North Bridgeport which was the stop right before Trumbull. You can imagine that people hoping to catch a sight of the speech used this as their transportation to Bridgeport City Hall.