Roses on the right of way 1929 as seen at The Peters Railroad Museum 6/2018

dpeters04
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June 27th, 2018, 4:45 pm #1

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June 27th, 2018, 8:38 pm #2

Very nice, indeed, David, thank you for posting. The NY, NH & H RR Co., the gift that keeps on giving, in this case, every Spring.
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dpeters04
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June 29th, 2018, 10:18 am #3

The Dorothy Perkins roses were placed along the New York New Haven and Hartford Railroad in in the 1920s by a beautifying group. the roses were transplanted from MP12.5 Wallingford just north of the station . The whistle post came from The Colchester  branch off the airline main.
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dpeters04
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June 29th, 2018, 10:22 am #4

Cuttings from this bush have gone on
 to and thrive on the High Line in NYC and on the New York Weschester and Boston site at Larchmont  NY
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July 13th, 2018, 7:56 pm #5

Dave- always good to hear from you. Great pics of the whistle post and flowers. I removed a few NH flowers from the Hartford Line around 1979 or ‘80 near signal H-MP 22.6 when I was a Signal Maintainer and from Airline Jct interlocking in the late 80’s when we were hyrailing and had to stop to copy a Message to go east to Branford. Planted them all in my back yard.

I think the rabbits got to them a few years ago.

Best,

Al Goff


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rsullivan
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July 20th, 2018, 10:39 am #6

For those who might know. Were the Dorthy Perkins roses or other blooming flowers planted along the right of way between Oak Point Yard and New Haven station? If so, on what sections? Also, in what years were they planted? I'd like to model them if they were there. Thanks.
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July 20th, 2018, 11:16 am #7

rsullivan wrote: For those who might know. Were the Dorthy Perkins roses or other blooming flowers planted along the right of way between Oak Point Yard and New Haven station? If so, on what sections? Also, in what years were they planted? I'd like to model them if they were there. Thanks.
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These Dorothy Perkins roses originated from pieces literally ripped out of the trap rock at the mainline Attleboro, Mass. tower in the early 1980's. They're trained up a trellis in this photo, and still run wild elsewhere around the yard. I think the New Haven had them planted all the way to Boston.

I swear they are indestructible and would grow in concrete - just snip off a shoot, stick it in whatever soil is available and watch it take root and grow.  The downside is they only bloom for around a month starting in late June (here on Cape Cod).
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TomCurtin
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July 22nd, 2018, 9:09 am #8

Run 8 wrote:
I swear they are indestructible and would grow in concrete - just snip off a shoot, stick it in whatever soil is available and watch it take root and grow.  The downside is they only bloom for around a month starting in late June (here on Cape Cod).
RE  blooming once a season in late June --- that is pretty true all over southern New England; however, I showed this note to my wife Eileen who is  a knowledgeable gardener (roses and lots of other stuff) and she says that with the right technique --- which is not difficult --- they will come back for multiple blooming cycles, even into early fall if the weather holds up.  The "Right technique" is 1) plant them in full sun 2) "deadhead" the flowers as they start to die off, with small shears.  Don't wait for the dead flowers to fall off on their own; 3) keep them well watered and fed -- but don't overfeed ---  with any of a variety of commercial rose foods that are sold in every garden center.  She is able to routinely get two more bloomings out of hers.

You might be interested to know she also won a Garden Club award for building an HO scale model of a rose garden for the Danbury Garden Club flower show when we lived there.  No, I am not kidding.  She did it with a little tutorial from me and some green lichen and pink ground foam.  She is about to do the same thing in a different scale for the model of Danbury station I built on the Stamford Club O scale railroad.
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August 10th, 2018, 7:48 pm #9

Dave- more NH roses... Merchants Limited on the Shoreline. Al




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