Boscawen to Lebanon

Point of Interest

GOOGLE MAPS no longer available: With apologies, I am unable to continue showing Google Maps. Google has forced my hand by increasing their map usage fee from nothing/free to OVER $300 A MONTH for the Abandoned Rails website! This is an expense that I simply cannot afford. Rest assured I am looking at available open source alternatives, so maps should be back online soon!

Greg Harrison

The Northern Railroad was built from Concord north-northwest through Boscawen to Franklin, then west and north to Danbury, northwest to Canaan, and west to West Lebanon, NH, across the Connecticut River from White River Junction, VT. In 1887 this line became the Boston and Maine's Northern Division. Although the 59+ miles between Boscawen and Lebanon were abandoned in 1992, the line hadn't seen regular service since the mid-1970s (and for the last time in 1982 because of storm damage to the south).

Thanks to Nelson Lawry for contributing information about this route.

One correction, service was disrupted due to a derailment on the bridge that spans the west river in Brattleboro Vt. Traffic started to build up I. WRJCT and the rr decided to detour traffic around Corcord Nh to the south for a few days.

Brian Cummings
Turners Falls, MA


I will see the reconstruction of this former Boston and Maine railroad line from West Lebanon to Boscawen,NH for in the eventuality of a high speed rail link between Montreal to Boston via St. Albans and Burlington,VT to White River Jonction, VT for Amtrak which will be the shortest rail link to reach Boston from Montreal and the opposite from Boston to Montreal.

Sylvain Lacroix
Montreal, QC, CN


This is the Northern Rail Trail and is one of my top ten trails that I have Biked.

Jon Osborn
Newark , DE


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