Westerly, R. I., Train Station

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Woonsocket, R. I. Train Depot

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Smithfield’s Air-Line Railroad Newspaper Articles

    Air-Line Newspaper Articles from 1843 to 1893 

      The “Air-Line Railroad” became part of the Providence & Worcester Railroad. For a brief history, click here: Smithfield’s Air-Line Railroad

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Woonsocket Patriot
December 22, 1843
Part 1

Woonsocket Patriot
December 22, 1843
Part 2

Woonsocket Patriot
December 29, 1843
Part 1

Woonsocket Patriot
December 29, 1843
Part 2

Woonsocket Patriot
December 29, 1843
Part 3

Woonsocket Patriot
June 21, 1844

New York Daily Tribune
January 8, 1846

Woonsocket Patriot
October 1, 1847

Woonsocket Patriot
October 17, 1847
Part 1

Woonsocket Patriot
October 17, 1847
Part 2

Woonsocket Patriot
October 17, 1847
Part 3

Woonsocket Patriot
October 17, 1847
Part 4

Woonsocket Patriot
October 17, 1847
Part 5

Woonsocket Patriot
October 17, 1847
Part 6

The Daily National Whig
(Washington, D.C.)
October 29, 1847

Air-Line Railroad Schedule
December 24, 1847

Woonsocket Patriot
March 10, 1848

Air-Line Railroad Schedule
August 1, 1851
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Woonsocket Patriot
February 10, 1854
Part 1

Woonsocket Patriot
February 10, 1854
Part 2

Woonsocket Patriot
February 10, 1854
Part 3

Air-Line Railroad Schedule
March 10, 1854

Woonsocket Patriot
May 12, 1854

Woonsocket Patriot
June 30, 1855
Part 1

Woonsocket Patriot
June 30, 1855 Part 2

Woonsocket Patriot
June 30, 1855
Part 3

Woonsocket Weekly Patriot
July 28, 1855
Accident happened July 21st.

Woonsocket Weekly Patriot
August 4, 1855

Rutland (VT.) Weekly Herald
July 14, 1870, Pg. 4

Woonsocket Patriot
June 9, 1871

Woonsocket Patriot
January 8, 1877

Morning Journal & Courier
(New Haven, CT.)
September 4, 1886

The Evening Bulletin
Maysville, KY.
January 19, 1893

Evening Bulletin
Maysville, KY.
January 19, 1893

Evening Bulletin
(Maysville KY.)
January 19, 1893

Evening Bulletin
(Maysville, KY.)
January 19, 1893

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.

 

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