In October, 1871, Wallingford's train station was completed for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. Noted for its mansard roof, ornamental brackets and stone quoins the interlocking exterior corners the station is among the few remaining of its kind that were built during President Grant's administration at the height of railway expansion. The town undertook an overhaul to the roof and exterior with the help of state and federal grants in the early 1990s. The station is served by the Springfield Route of Amtrak. Wallingford is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 43,026 at the 2000 census.