I lived in the D.W. Jenkins House and remember the trains

To the Editor:

The article in the May 24 Enterprise about the D.W. Jenkins House in Central Bridge was of interest to me as it was my home for a number of years. My mother and father bought the house in June of 1942.

My mother continued living there for awhile before selling it to the Armstrongs. My father was the manager for Sheffield Farms Co. Creamery next door.

The article told of the influence of the railroad in the growth of Central Bridge. As I lived there during World War II prior to entering the Army Air Corps, I witnessed the heavy traffic on the railroad.

Troop trains were frequent as well as many rainloads of tanks and other war equipment. This was the era of large 1500 series of steam locomotives on the D&H trains of 100-plus cars often were only about 15 minutes apart.

Harold Grant


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