RAILROAD STATIONS

IN

MASSACHUSETTS

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Railroad Stations in Massachusetts is a site devoted to the history, location, and uses of railroad depots,whether still standing or long gone, throughout the thirteen counties of Massachusetts. Readers are invited to consult the tables and links below and submit additions, corrections, photos, and comments to make this a more detailed, more precise, and more complete site.

A rare but necessary commercial advertisement on this site: John H. Roy Jr.'s comprehensive and painstakingly researched book A Field Guide to Southern New England Railroad Depots and Freight Houses has been published by Branch Line Press of Pepperell MA.  Click here for more information and to order a copy.  This book joins Karr's and Lindsell's books as indispensible works on rail lines in southern and  northern New England.

 

  Recent Updates:

 

 Stations Still Standing in Massachusetts: click on a county:

Barnstable

Berkshire

Bristol

Dukes

Essex

Franklin

Hampden

Hampshire

Middlesex

Nantucket

Norfolk

Plymouth

Suffolk

Worcester

 

Current Total: 303 standing stations listed / 1118 different stations pictured

 Other Station Lists, Photos, and Information: Click on the additional link you would like to see (some links not yet created; please check back):

 Navigating the Stations:

A few notes if you're planning on visiting these stations:

If I don't have a piece of information, such as a built date or street, you'll see a ???. Please e-mail me a message if you are able to contribute information to this page. Be sure to include what station you are referring to (railroad and city).

Photos: If you see a camera alilcam.gif (72 bytes) next to a town or city name, that means there is a photo of that station located in the archive. Click on the camera to see the photo. As I often receive duplicate photos or different views of the same station, I may occasionally rotate different people's photos on the county pages. If you send me a photo scan, please inscribe in small letters at top or bottom a copyright symbol, the year of the photo, and your full name; see the photo above as a example. I typically list multiple camera symbols; on the Counties pages, this usually signifies a current photo plus a black-and-white image from days gone by (for purposes of comparison), while on the Other Stations Page, these signify multiple "historical" black-and-white photos. I believe that all photos included at this site that are not attributed to the individuals who submitted them are in the public domain and that their use does not violate any copyright laws; please write to me if you know this not to be the case for any photo here.

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Page designed by Gary LaPointe (and Michael Sellers)

Table format and "Navigating the Stations" text designed by Charles Woolever

1998  Gary LaPointe

This site uses GIF images from Ken Houghton's RailImages

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