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Tuesday Tour of the New Haven Line: Seymour Train Photos Tuesday Tours

In my endeavor to finish up the stations of the Waterbury Branch, today we find ourselves at the last remaining station: Seymour. Seymour is a little town located in the Naugatuck Valley, named for the 36th Governor of Connecticut, Thomas Henry Seymour. There isn’t much of a “downtown” Seymour, but the closest thing to it is a series of shops located on Main Street. Not far from those shops is Seymour’s Metro-North train station.

Located 75 miles from Grand Central, a trip from Seymour station to the city takes a bit over two hours. Because there is no direct service, a transfer is required at either Stamford or most commonly, Bridgeport. The station has all of the Waterbury Branch amenities we’ve come to love: a nice wooden box serving as a low-level platform, and a lack of ticket vending machines. But as a Waterbury Branch rider, there is no additional fee for purchasing your ticket on the train.

Tuesday Tour of the New Haven Line:
Waterbury Branch:

Once upon a time (1910), trains to Seymour were this cool.

Other than the aforementioned details, Seymour is a relatively unremarkable station, and not extremely noteworthy for any reason – unless you count homeless people pushing shopping carts. But there is nobody that can tell the story better than Bobby in his post Life on the Waterbury Branch.


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