Needham - Baker Estate

By Jonah Soolman
In Lost Railroads of New England, route 10B is a short spur in Needham that used to serve the Baker Estate. The route was abandoned in 1889 and the tracks have long since been removed. Hardly any traces of that right of way remain, as most of it has been landscaped and built upon by residential developers. One local told me that evidence of the rail bed remains in places, but I have never been able to find it. However, today I found the ruins of the old Ridge Hill railroad station, which was the route’s endpoint at the Baker Estate.

Read more about the Baker Estate
– Once Upon a Time at the Baker Estate
– A lost estate
 The forgotten Baker estate (Ridge Hill Farms) Needham, MA

Needham ROW 1

Needham ROW 2