Welcome to River Point Station
More About River Point Station--Our Company
River Point Station,
is still a relatively new operating entity within ITI, a
technology company founded in 1985, with its own roots, now,
stemming back 50-years. The founders of River Point Station are
seasoned design-engineers, with expertise ranging from aerospace
and automation, to cutlery, injection molding, machine tools and
metrology. As long-time hobbyists, we also have enlisted the
assistance and resources of some of the World's top hobby
manufacturers, and we look forward to bringing you highly
desirable, well made model products that you will enjoy
operating and displaying.
|Previously, the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill
had followed the south branch, and continued westward to Hartford and
Waterbury; eventually crossing the Hudson at Poughkeepsie, New York.
Before the 19th Century ended, the HP&F's mainline streched 240-miles, from Providence, R. I., westward to Campbell Hall, N. Y. It had also been consolidated into the ever expanding New York, New Haven & Hartford, the onetime patriarch of railroading in southern New England. Itself once one of the largest passenger railroads in the World, the New Haven Railroad--just like the mills it once served--is long gone, but fortunately, not forgotten.
Early in the 20th Century, in an interesting turn of events before the mills declined, Warwick split, spawning the new Town of West Warwick, which now encompassed the venerable village of Riverpoint. Wealthier, industrial west-enders had grown weary of subsidizing the agrarian eastern villages and seceded. Ironically, the "new" Warwick also continued to prosper, and eventually it became a city--now, the second largest in Rhode Island.
The city has grown into an important, regional commerce hub. Recently, ground was broken for a new Warwick Station complex on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor mainline. When completed, the station will be connected to nearby T. F. Green Airport (PVD), providing a unique intermodal transportation facility.
Sadly, the rail line through the Pawtuxet Valley was last operated in the early 1990s. Though the rails are gone, their finall tenant, the Providence & Worcester, has evolved into a major regional freight railroad, operating lines in four states. The site of the former Riverpoint Station is a riverside park, along the bike trail. A restored New Haven caboose once used as a lounge by a local restaurant, along with the many bridges constructed by the railroads, comprising the Trestle Trail, still serve as reminders of the area's nearly 150-year railroading heritage.
River Point Station, an ITI Group Company
Offices: 115 Maple Street, Warwick, RI 02888-2130 USA
Phone: +1.401.467.6907, Fax: +1.401.467.5885
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WARNING: River Point Station scale models are not toys! Not intended for use by children
under the age of 14. Manufactured from small parts which may pose a choking hazard.
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