Webster to Southbridge

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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

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Today, this former right-of-way serves as a rail-trail. The abandoned grade is seen here crossing State Highway 131, where a single remaining cabinet still stands. Photo by Mike Palmer, June 2013.

The "3nd abandoned railroad line" shown in the map above is actually the remnants of the never-completed Southern New England Railway. Construction started in the 1910s, long after most other railroad lines in New England were completed. The line was surveyed and graded between Palmer, MA and Woonsocket, RI, but the owner of the railway perished in the Titanic disaster in 1912. Without his guidance, the endeavor collapsed shortly thereafter and the railroad was never finished.

History Buff
Worcester, MA


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