Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Railroad through Shelburne Falls

When the Troy and Greenfield Railroad came to Shelburne Falls in 1867, lives and businesses in Colrain were forever changed. Colrain native and railroad historian Carl Byron will tell that story at a meeting of the Colrain Historical Society on Thursday, August 11. This presentation continues the series of 2016 programs looking at the history of transportation in Colrain, from the earliest days until the coming of the trolley in 1896.
Shelburne Falls station of the Troy and Greenfield Railroad, 1928.
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The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Stacy Barn behind the Pitt House at 8 Main Road in Colrain. It begins at 7:30 p.m., following a business meeting at 7:00.

A potluck picnic supper at 6:00 will precede the meeting. Those planning to attend the potluck should bring your own place settings, a main course, salad or dessert to share. Iced tea will be provided.

For more information call Belden at 624-3453.

Thursday, August 11, 2016
6:00 pm Potluck picnic supper
7:00 pm Business meeting
7:30 pm Program:  "The Railroad through Shelburne Falls"
Where: Stacy Barn behind the Pitt House at 8 Main Road in Colrain