Perhaps one of our greatest joys is to research and recreate noteworthy scenes from the CVRR Southern Division in HO scale and bring them to life on our layout. The following show most of the scenes we are including in our effort. Not shown are dozens and dozens of lesser scenes, small bridges, roads, industries, other passenger locations and more. In this section, with respect to the noteworthy scenes, we have gathered representative pictures of the real scene and (where we have made progress) the corresponding modeling effort. In the unlikely event you can't distinguish the real from the model, we've done our job!

New London Union Station

Winthrop Cove trestle

New London Piers and environs

NHRR and State Pier Road Bridges over CVRR in New London, and Gold Star Memorial Bridge - Interstate 95
(single span built 1943 second span came later)

ENL Roundhouse and environs

US Coast Guard Academy

Smith Cove Trestle and Bridge

Robert Gair Mill Montville CT

Horton Cove Trestle

Indian Leap Falls Yantic, CT

Iron Footbridge over Willimantic RR yard

still in use present day

Willimantic interchange with NY,NH&HRR and its unique signals

slide credit Marty M. used entirely without his permission... but such a good depiction! Thx MM

American Thread Mill Willimantic

S. Coventry CT station and two bridges

Coal Trestle at UConn, Mansfield CT

Stafford CT Rte 32 grade crossing hill

Stafford CT downtown area, tracks along river, historic stone arch bridge

Site of Connecticut Trolley bridge over Middle River near Stafford, CT

Steel reclaimed in 1920s. Concrete piers and abutments survive today (2019 picture below)

Squire's Coal Monson MA; coal chute and lumber shed and environs

Bliss Street Dam and Mill, Monson MA

Bridge at south end of Palmer, MA yard

Palmer MA engine servicing facility

Palmer Union Station and diamonds at B&A interchange