Dedication of Danbury Union Station - II

Photos of exhibits and other attractions on display in the rail yard of the Danbury Railway Museum during the Union Station dedication, October 29, 1995.

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A 7-1/4 inch guage train was set up in the parking lot of the rail yard, providing train rides for children.

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One of the exhibits in the yard was the DRM's hand car with a display of track maintenance tools. Museum members used these tools through the heat of the past summer to realign and re-lay some sections of the yard tracks in order to complete our 'official' connection to Metro-North's line.

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Visible behind the DRM coaches and Budd car is Providence and Worcester Railroad locomotive 2208, a General Electric 'U-boat'. The P&.W sent the engine to be part of the DRM's dedication ceremony. It's certainly a colorful addition to the yard! The middle photo is a view of the engine from the Budd car's cab.

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Members of the Danbury Railway Museum, identifiable in their red jackets and hats, escort visitors through one of the Budd cars. Several of the museum's cars were open for viewing.

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Interior views of one of the Budd cars. These are the "after" shots, taken after many hours of cleaning by Museum members. A "before" shot, showing the cars in the condition in which they arrived at DRM, is not currently available, but would show a truly amazing amount of trash, grime, graffiti, and general destruction. In fact, we might not want to put a "before" photo here as it could frighten little children.

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Two views of the Museum's newly-acquired Burro cranes, wearing fresh coats of yellow paint. The street sign visible at the left of the right hand picture identifies the yard road as Flower Lane, named for John E. Flower, the Museum's chairman.

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