The Gregarious Railfan
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the publisher of RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.      
Old Saybrook, CT  06475  (population, 10,242 (2010))             Page 2                        Mini Guide

GPS:  N 41.30043, W 72.37753

Scanner:  Northeast Corridor, 160.920;Providence & Worcester switch, 160.650

Railroads:  Amtrak NEC,  Providence & Worcester

Description:   Old Saybrook station is located on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor about midway between Boston and
New York City.  Acela Express Trains cruise past the station at 110 mph, and 13 Amtrak regional and 34 Shore Line
East commuter trains stop at the station. An enclosed overhead walkway gives access to both sides of the tracks. The
Providence & Worcester freight local serving 2 customers in Old Saybrook usually operates at night. A defect detector
gives notice for westbound trains and eastbound trains are visible for some distance from the Station.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours:   90+

Nearby RR stuff:  The tourist line Valley Railroad is located 4 miles north in Essex CT.  

Gregariousness quotient:   low

Breakfast:   Parthenon Diner-Old Saybrook, 809 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook  N 41.29229, W 72.38307

Fast Food:   Burger King, 607 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook  N 41.29687, W 72.37776

Local food:    Saybrook Soup & Sandwich Co,  745 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook  N 41.29333, W 72.38179

Ice Cream:  Ben & Jerry's,  19 Main St  N 41.29660, W 72.37706  

Pub and Grub:  Monkey Farm Café, (Cash only) 571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook  N 41.29795, W 72.37693

Lodging:  Quality Inn Old Saybrook - Westbrook, 100 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook  N 41.31862, W 72.35955
note: The Super 8 in Saybrook has an unusual number of bad reviews

TRAINS Article:  Hot spot October 2016

Visitor's Center:   Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce,  1 Main St  N 41.29677, W 72.37705

Nearby non RR POI: Mystic Seaport about 25 miles east is a Reimagined waterfront settlement featuring a
19th-century village, historic ships, a museum & more. If you have the time and inclination, it is well worth a visit.
“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with
sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” - Galileo Galilei
Disclaimer: I have not been to this location. Info is from railfan friends and the internet.  I would welcome pictures,
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