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Date: 03/18/17 13:37
MBTA at Walpole, MA
Author: VFPNSFAN

Walpole station where MBTA crosses CSX








Date: 03/18/17 13:39
Re: MBTA at Walpole, MA
Author: VFPNSFAN

A few more as train pauses to let passengers on and off








Date: 03/18/17 13:41
Re: MBTA at Walpole, MA
Author: VFPNSFAN

End of the train crossing the diamond, CSX unit idles near by








Date: 03/18/17 13:44
Re: MBTA at Walpole, MA
Author: wabash2800

Thanks for sharing. This would be former B&M cross the former B&A?

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 03/18/17 13:47
Re: MBTA at Walpole, MA
Author: VFPNSFAN

I am visiting family and not from the area, I'm sure there is a New Englander who can help



Date: 03/18/17 13:47
Re: MBTA at Walpole, MA
Author: ABB

No, it's former New Haven crossing former New Haven (Old Colony RR to Framingham & Lowell) I believe..



Date: 03/18/17 20:16
Re: MBTA at Walpole, MA
Author: bobgfla

yes that is correct NH and NH



Date: 03/19/17 03:26
Re: MBTA at Walpole, MA
Author: sums007

bobgfla Wrote:
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> yes that is correct NH and NH

But Walpole was not on the Framingham and Lowell.  JPB will correct me, but I think it's called
the Framingham Secondary.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/19/17 03:27 by sums007.



Date: 03/19/17 05:30
Re: MBTA at Walpole, MA
Author: JPB

I'm no expert here as my memories of 19th century RR scene are vague but stepping into the Wayback machine via Wikipedia, it looks like the geneology of Walpole diamond is as follows (it's complicated!):
- MBTA Franklin line lineage: Norfolk County RR built a line from Dedham to Walpole and Blackstone in 1849. Became part of the Boston, Hartford, and Erie RR in 1863 which became New York and New England RR in 1873 and then the NYNH&H in 1893. Today the line is owned by the Commonwealth of MA.
- MBTA Framingham Secondary: Mansfield and Framingham RR opened in 1870 between namesake towns crossing BC&E at Walpole. Merged into the Boston, Clinton, and Fitchburg RR in 1875. Became part of the Old Colony RR in 1879 and then NYNH&H in 1893. Today the line is owned by the Commonwealth of MA (but is dispatched by the Mass Coastal shortline RR ). In the future, MBTA wishes to initiate commuter rail service from Foxborough (Gillette Stadium) to Boston via Walpole using the southeast quadrant connection between the Framingham Secondary and Franklin Line.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_and_New_England_Railroad
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansfield_and_Framingham_Railroad
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Colony_Railroad

So indeed it was NH crossing NH but is now effectively MBTA crossing MBTA with CSX as a tenant hauling freight on both lines. I think that about sums it up!



Date: 03/19/17 16:59
Re: MBTA at Walpole, MA
Author: Frank30

Grteat pictures. I live about 10 miles from there.  1707 is a 1990 vintage cab car that was
rebuilt in the last few years.  It has new air intakes, gates, raised headlights and number
board (they would have been blocked by the new folding gates if they remained in their
previous position.)  They got a new paint job, destination signs on the sides as well as on
the interior ceiling, and on and on.  They look great.
Frank30 (Bellingham, MA)



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