The Railroad Museum of New England, Thomaston, Connecticut

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

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When you think about the New England region of the United States of America, what comes to mind?  You will hear about the colors of the leaves in the fall.  You hear about the many small towns.  You will hear about the Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth Rock and the story of the first Thanksgiving feast.  You will hear about the many lighthouses along the coastline.  You will hear about the great skiing in the mountains.  You will hear about the story of the American Revolution to include events around Boston, Massachusetts like the ‘Shot Heard Around the World’, the ‘Boston Tea Party’ and Paul Revere’s ride.  You will hear about the maritime history to include the many lobster boats and the U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest commissioned naval ship in the world docked in Boston Harbor.  You thank about major universities like Harvard, Yale, Boston College University and the University of…

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