Moving The Smithfield Railroad Station – 1975

Moving The Smithfield Railroad Station – February 2, 1975

     The Smithfield Station was located on Brayton Avenue just in the from the intersection of Farnum Pike, (Rt. 104).  It was one of four stations in Smithfield that were built in the 1870s as part of the Providence & Springfield Railroad.   Passenger service to Smithfield ended in 1931, and the station fell into disrepair.  In February 2, 1975, members of the Historical Society of Smithfield brought the old station to the Smith-Appleby House.  There it sat for almost five years before being taken to the Davies Technical School in Lincoln where it underwent restoration.  It was then brought back to the Smith-Appleby House and placed on a granite foundation where it sits today on permanent display.   

     To learn more click here: Smithfield’s Woonasquatucket Railroad and here: Woonasquatucket Railroad Newspaper Articles

 

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The train station after restoration.

The train station after restoration.

 

Providence & Worcester Railroad Schedules – 1840s/50s

     These schedules pertain to the “Air-line” railroad that once ran through Smithfield, R. I.  To learn more, click here:  Smithfield’s Air-Line Railroad 

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Air-Line Railroad Schedule
December 24, 1847

Woonsocket Patriot
January 19, 1849

Woonsocket Patriot
January 19, 1849

Air-Line Railroad Schedule
August 1, 1851
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Air-Line Railroad Schedule
March 10, 1854

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Woonsocket Patriot
May 22, 1855

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