Bob Devine, the last living employee of the Shepaug Railroad, will discuss his memories of working for the railroad that came through Washington Depot on Tuesday April 17 at 6:30pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library.
The Shepaug, Litchfield, and Northern Railroad was a short independent railroad that was chartered as the Shepaug Valley Railroad in 1868. It operated as the Litchfield Division of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad until being abandoned in 1948. Much of the line, which stretched from Hawleyville to Litchfield, remains in place as rail trails to this day. Bob was the last to work on this line and will tell his story of working on this historic railroad as a young man.
Bob Devine, formerly of Washington, has resided in New Fairfield since 1951. Bob has led a fascinating life as a self-taught photographer, Korean War veteran, pilot, race car champion, and carpenter. Bob is living piece of Americana and textbook of local history.
This event is free and open to the public. The Gunn Memorial Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, at the intersection of Rt. 47 and Wykeham Road, on Washington Green. Call the Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnlibrary.org for more information.