Douglas to Waterville

The Waterville Railway

Point of Interest

Map submitted by Joseph Loop.

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 Waterville Railway, claimed to be the shortest railroad in the United States, ran from a connection with the Mansfield Branch (also abandoned) of the Great Northern Railway at Douglas, to Waterville to the northwest, at a length close to 5 miles. The line was built in 1910 using the labor and equipment of the GN.

In 1948, the line suffered from flooding and washouts, and was consequently never rebuilt; abandonment came in 1954.

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