The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, Essex, Connecticut

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


The state of Connecticut is the third smallest state and the southernmost state of the New England states.  Despite its size, the state has many quaint little towns.  Among them is the town of Essex.  Located on the west shore of the Connecticut River about six miles inland from Long Island Sound, it was attacked by British forces April 8, 1814.  Today, you can visit some of the historic buildings to include the Griswold Inn where you can spend a night or take in a meal, or you can drop by the Connecticut River Museum.  Essex is a town that is truly a treasure to visit if you are a history buff or one who enjoys the water, and it is also a great town… if you are a railfan.


Welcome to the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat.


Now some of you are saying, “Wait a minute.  Steam Train and…

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