The "Corkscrew" Railroad
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 42° 52.971 W 073° 12.538
18T E 646262 N 4749361
Quick Description: Railroad owner out foxes his competitors.
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2008 11:43:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM41DX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 64

Long Description:

Marker Erected by: Vermont Division For Historic Preservation.
Date Marker Erected: 2003.
County of Marker: Bennington County.
Location of Marker: W. Main St. (VT-9), Bennington Museum.

Marker Text:

THE "CORKSCREW" RAILROAD
When wealthy North Bennington resident Trenor Park purchased the Bennington-Rutland Railroad, he found that the railroad "barons" of the Troy and Boston Railroad refused him access to their New York lines. Rather than fight this monopoly, Park built a rail line from Bennington to Lebanon Spring, NY. where he could transfer his trains to southbound rails while bypassing Troy. The dozens of tight turns over 40 miles of hilly terrain gave this stretch of railroad the name "Corkscrew." Passenger service was canceled in 1931 and the line was officially abandoned in 1953. Remnants of the old rail bed can be seen where it crossed the highway at this point.

Marker Name: The "Corkscrew" Railroad

Location: Bennington

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