Ridgefield and New York Railroad

Ridgefield, CT

In 1867, the Ridgefield and New York Railroad Company was chartered to build a railroad from Ridgefield to New York City. The nearby Danbury and Norwalk Railroad saw this as competitive threat and countered by building a branchline from (currently named) Branchville to Ridgefield. Although in the 1870s work began on the rail bed, the proposed railroad was never completed. A graded section can still be seen today (see Street Views below).

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1867 Beers Map
1867 Beers Map

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