Bolted - Original Photography by Karol Livote
This is a piece of a old, and not in use any longer, railroad track. It is showing it's age. Taken in Willimantic, Connecticut on a piece of the old AIr Line Railroad tracks.
This line, known as "The Air Line" was envisioned as a direct route between New York City and Boston. Built to bypass the still-active Shoreline Division east of New Haven (which follows the coast of New England), the Air Line at its completion connected to the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad (NYNH&H or simply the New Haven, NH) Shoreline Division at Cedar Hill Yard in New Haven, CT, where it then continued on to Boston. The line contained many feats of engineering, thanks to mountains, valleys, and numerous rivers along the route, though its curves and steep grades both expensive and controversial to build, would later lead to its downfall and abandonment.
It opened in 1873 as the New Haven, Middletown and Willimantic Railroad. At its completion, the...