East Brookfield to North Brookfield

The North Brookfield Railroad

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The former North Brookfield station, at the corner of Elm and School Streets. The right of way headed away from the camera into the trees. Photo by Mike Palmer, June 2013.

This 4-mile branch line was first built by the North Brookfield Railroad in 1876. It branched from the Boston and Albany Railroad's mainline in East Brookfield and ran to its namesake town; the line was also leased by the B&A.

The line was abandoned in the 1970s under Conrail. There have been recent efforts (in 2012) to re-establish freight rail traffic along the line.

Thanks to Mike Palmer for contributing information about this route.

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