South Wilton (NH RR station)

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South Wilton
PostcardWiltonCTSouthWiltonStation1906.jpg
South Wilton station in a postcard sent in 1906
Location 10 Kent Road
Wilton, CT, 06897
Coordinates 41°09′50″N 73°25′12″W / 41.163907°N 73.420064°W / 41.163907; -73.420064Coordinates: 41°09′50″N 73°25′12″W / 41.163907°N 73.420064°W / 41.163907; -73.420064
Line(s) Danbury and Norwalk Railroad (1852-1886)
Danbury Branch (1886-ca.1971)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
History
Opened 1852
Closed ca. 1971
Previous names Kent(1852-1886)

South Wilton was a station on the Danbury Branch of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, located at the Norwalk-Wilton line, north of a grade crossing with Kent Road. The station opened as Kent, on the Danbury and Norwalk Railroad, in 1852. When the Housatonic Railroad leased the D&N in 1886, the name was changed to South Wilton - perhaps to distinguish it from the station in the town of Kent. It was also known as Kent Road and Hopkins. The station was demolished at some point prior to 1971.[1] Penn Central opened a station on the south side of the Kent Road crossing in 1976.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Wilton". tylercitystation.info. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
The site of South Wilton Station in 2012.