Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington Railroad Snowplow, Locomotive and Childs Tavern Postcard, 1898-1901

Summary

The 25-mile Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington Railroad connected Wilmington, in southwest Vermont, with the Hoosac Tunnel, in northwest Massachusetts. The 4.75-mile Hoosac Tunnel, completed in 1875, linked New England with New York and the Midwest beyond. The HT&W operated from 1886 until its abandonment in 1971. Childs Tavern, a popular Wilmington resort hotel, opened in 1903.

The 25-mile Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington Railroad connected Wilmington, in southwest Vermont, with the Hoosac Tunnel, in northwest Massachusetts. The 4.75-mile Hoosac Tunnel, completed in 1875, linked New England with New York and the Midwest beyond. The HT&W operated from 1886 until its abandonment in 1971. Childs Tavern, a popular Wilmington resort hotel, opened in 1903.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

1898-1901

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

86.9.6.277

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.438 in

Width: 5.375 in

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