Transportation

Planes, trains, trolleys, cars, trucks, helicopters,ferries and carousels – they’re all here. Some of this stuff is essentially museum-quality, but happens to be mobile and outdoors.

Plus doofy CT vanity plates and ET Progressive signs!

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Trains & Trolleys

Trains are pretty cool. Real trains, historic trains, old train stations, model trains… and we have an abundance of train “stuff” here in Connecticut. I’ve met a lot of “rail fans,” as they call themselves in the state. So, as a service to them – and to parents of kids who love trains (like me), I’ve compiled a list of “Everything Train” in Connecticut.

All things Trains and Trolleys

Planes

The Oldest Airport in CT, Plainville, 4/8/2009
Plane Spotting at Bradley Airport, East Granby

Boats & Ferries

The Amistad, currently being ruined by the state of Connecticut
The Charles Morgan, Touring the east coast
The Oliver Cromwell, Revolutionary Warship site, Essex
The Oldest Ferry in the US, Glastonbury/Rocky Hill, 6/14/2008
The 2nd Oldest Ferry, Chester/Hadlyme, 6/14/2008
Old Shetucket River ferry with historic import, Norwich
Bissell’s Ferry – Oldest Ferry in US site, Windsor, 11/24/2009

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Robertson Airport, Plainville

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Car & Driving Stuff

I have a large collection of dopey CT vanity plate picture, ET Progressive signs, and abandoned cars in the woods. I’m always amazed at how many people enjoy these pages. (But it’s okay… I do to.)

ET Progresave Road Signs
Stupid CT Vanity plates and silly signage around the state.
Abandoned cars in the woods

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Carousels

Honestly, I had no idea where to slot in Connecticut’s historic carousels – of which there are a lot. There is (or was anyway) an official Connecticut Carousel Trail. It lists 13 carousels. Here they are:

Lake Compounce Carousel, Bristol
Bushnell Park Carousel, Hartford
Beardsley Zoo Carousel, Bridgeport

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Bushnell Park Carousel

Magical Fish Tale Carousel, Madison
Danbury Fair Mall Carousel, Danbury
Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven
Ocean Beach Park, New London
Carousel Museum of New England, Bristol
Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury
The Shoppes at Buckland Hills, Manchester
Carousel at Old Lyme (Sound View Beach), Old Lyme
Pilgrim Furniture Carousel, Southington
Brass Mill Center Island Carousel, Waterbury

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