* Railroad Miles from Wakefield Jct.
** Railroad Miles from Boston via Beverly
Dark face = telegraph station in 1923
Mileage and Station Names from Official List of Officers, Agents and Stations of the Boston & Maine Railroad, July 1,1923.
The Webmaster undertook a quick photographic tour on April 29, 2001 for the purpose of exploring the feasibility of opening the abandoned railroad bed for rail-trail use between the MBTA Commuter Rail Station at Newburyport MA to the end of the active railroad track in Hampton, NH. Photographs taken during that excursion have been segregated into groups based upon the name of the nearest historic railroad station. The station names in the preceding railroad mileage chart as well as the chart for the Seabrook to Portsmouth Greenway, are links to the individual pages of photographs and field notes.
The Border to Boston Bikeway is part of the East Coast Greenway, a multi-use trail that is planned from Maine to Florida. The East Coast Greenway has recently been selected as one of 15 trails for designation as a Millenium Trail, which should be very helpful in focusing public attention on all of the component trail projects.
A brief history of the Newburyport Line (Danvers to Newburyport) is published in Section #54 in The Rail Lines of Southern New England by Ronald Dale Karr, published by Branch Line Press in 1995.
A brief history of the Eastern Line (Newburyport to Atlantic) is published in Section #58 in The Rail Lines of Southern New England by Ronald Dale Karr, published by Branch Line Press in 1995.
Updated on May 02, 2001 by Kenyon F.
Unintentional errors are likely!