Last month on my road trip through New England I made a stop at New London Ct.. I had not been in New London since 1994. When I walked down to the yard and roundhouse area there is nothing to see anymore other than tall weeds and trees growing on the site of the roundhouse. The old Central Vermont brick flammable storage building is still standing if you can call that standing. I have included a few detailed photos of this structure. Many of the yard tracks are still in place and being used by the NECR. On my visit there were plenty of cars in the yard although there was no activities happening.
|CV brick Flammable storage building, Oct. 10, 2011|
|Interior view of the window frame.|
|Thick brick walls are holding together|
|An interior view looking up at what was once the roof. Oct 10, 2011|
|A trackside view of New London station. The overhead lines are in view, something not seen on my last visit back in 1994. Oct 11, 2011|
|Looking across the Thames River from Groton, Ct., Union Station can be seen along with one of the many ferries coming and going to Long Island. Oct. 11, 2011|
The station was actually slated for demolition in 1961 but was acquired by the city 10 years later. The station was completely restored in 1976 and is fully rented out. The station renovation actually took 5 years to complete. Union Station today is a national model for adaptive re-use of older urban buildings. New London is centrally located in Ct. being 106 miles to Boston and 123 miles to New York City.
|The New London, Ct. station as seen once coming off the freeway. The size of the station is impressive compared to surrounding building. Oct 10, 2011|