Bay Colony Railroad

Bay Colony Railroad #1701

If you grew up as a rail-fan in Southeastern Massachusetts, you know the Bay Colony Railroad. This short line railroad serviced all of Cape Cod and almost any other line that wasn’t serviced by Conrail or CSX. Growing up in Middleboro, MA, for nearly 25 years I would normally see one of the Bay Colony […]

Trainmaster's Inn

Trainmaster’s Inn – Palmer, MA

Palmer, MA is located 70 miles west of Boston in the central part of western Massachusetts off the Mass Pike I-90. The town of Palmer is rich in railroad history and is known as “The Town of Seven Railroads” Today Palmer is still a busy railroad town with three freight railroads: CSX, Massachusetts Central Railroad, […]

Realinement

Northeast Corridor Realignment in CT & RI

In order for Amtrak to be competitive with airlines in the Northeast, they are looking to make huge improvements to the Northeast Corridor’s high-speed rail system. Amtrak, along with the Federal Railroad Administration, has a few proposals for improvements including relocating parts of the corridor. This upgrade will cost billions of dollars anyway you look […]

Plainville MA Roundhouse

Wrentham and Adamdale Branches

A few years back I stumbled across this hidden railroad structure in the town of Plainville, MA. If you look closely, you can see concrete from the turntable, which was filled in. There is a small green sign on West Bacon Street which states “Old Roundhouse”. “The roundhouse was used to store locomotives from February […]

Canaan Union Station

Canaan Union Station, CT

While doing research for various blog entries, I stumble across photos of Canaan Station all the time. The station is located in the northwest corner of Connecticut. I kept telling myself that I needed to check out this station in person, and last weekend I was able to travel to western Massachusetts so I was […]

Boston Engine Terminal 2016

MBTA Boston Engine Terminal

The Boston Engine Terminal is located just north of Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Somerville, Massachusetts. This 36-acre state of the art maintenance facilities is one of the largest in the state of Massachusetts. There is about 7 miles of track on the property and the building’s roof spans nearly nine acres. On Saturday, […]