Friday, February 5, 2016

Steamtown USA, Bellows Falls, Vermont 1971 ~ Photo Friday

The following images were scanned from photographic slides stored in our basement for almost fifty years.  First they were in the basement of my childhood home in Holden, Massachusetts.  After my Dad died, my Mom gave me the slides and they were in our basement in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  You can see how they faded and deteriorated while in storage.

My Dad and little sister at Steamtown USA in 1971

Your Truly at Steamtown.  I was about 8 years old

I remember my Dad posing us for this photo.  We both thought that if we pumped hard enough, maybe we could get it to move.  Of course, we were both pushing down, so we never got anywhere...

That's my Mom looking out at the train yard. 

Another posed photo of the Wilkinson girls! 

Steamtown USA was a railroading museum in Bellows Falls, Vermont.  The owner, Nelson Blount, died in 1967 and his museum fell into disrepair in the 1970s.  By 1984 it was sold off and moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Steamtown USA went bankrupt in 1986 and the National Park Service acquired the collection.

You can read more about Steamtown USA at the following links:

Steamtown, National Park Service


To cite/link to this blog post: Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Steamtown USA, Bellows Falls, Vermont 1971 ~ Photo Friday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted February 5, 2016, ( accessed [access date]). 

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