The Framingham and Lowell Railroad
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I'm enjoying scouting out Still-Existing remnants of, Rails & Tie's, that are Good for Photo's...
The F&L had a really interesting history as a secondary mainline forwarding B&M traffic to the New Haven and Penn Central. It was heavily built, with protected crossings and passing sidings. Fifty car freight trains were the usual. After Conrail was formed the B&M interchanges at Lowell and South Sudbury were closed. Until then, PC would exchange cars at both locations. Service was cut back to Chelmsford and B&M took over Lowell. In 1982, Springfield Terminal operated the Concord to North Acton segment with a Trackmobile servicing four lumber yards. Conrail continued until the mid 2000's to run to South Sudbury. The Acton segment became part of Bay Colony and they ran it with a 44 tonner from Dansville and Mt Morriss. As some time around 2000 the line was no longer in use and the locomotives were gone.