Lonesome train on a lonesome track

Train crossing the Jones River, no date

Train crossing the Jones River, no date

Without a date, it’s hard to know if this train belonged to the Old Colony Rail Road, or the Old Colony and Fall River, or the Old Colony and Newport (you can imagine that Fall River was a little peeved when that happened), or the New York, New Haven and Hartford, or some other corporate conglomerate name for the railroad that ran through Kingston starting in 1845.  It is the bridge that crosses the Jones River, so it is at least fixed in place.

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One Response to Lonesome train on a lonesome track

  1. Charlie Dunn says:

    The locomotive in your photo is lettered N. Y. N. H. & H. R. R. for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The style of lettering on the tender and the style of headlight would suggest the photo was taken circa 1895 to 1900. If the number of the engine was visible I could be more precise on the date.

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