Old Colony Rail Trail

Within Mansfield - 6 miles - planned. 

Historic Railroad Mileage Chart

Miles

Station

0

Mansfield

4

Norton

7

Cranes

italics indicates point beyond proposed rail-trail

Mileage & Station Names from Table #77 in The Rail Lines of Southern New England by Ronald Dale Karr, published by Branch Line Press in 1995.

East Coast Greenway Designation

Note that this Trail will become part of the East Coast Greenway, (ECG) a multi-user trail that will run from Maine to Florida as the 'urban equivalent' to the Appalachian Trail. As such, the entire ECG has been designated as a Millennium Trail.  

Status Report to ECGA (2001 State of the Trail Report)

Railroad Abandonment Summary

Item From To Year RR Miles

256

Cranes (Taunton) Mansfield 1965 NH

8.5

From the "Directory of Rail Abandonments 1848-1994" in the book Lost Railroads of New England, 2nd Ed. by Ronald Dale Karr, published by Branch Line Press in 1996.

Brief History of the Railroad

A brief history of the New Bedford & Taunton RR is published as Section #77 in The Rail Lines of Southern New England by Ronald Dale Karr, published by Branch Line Press in 1995.


Sign images are from the Manual of Traffic Signs by Richard C. Moeur.

Updated on May 17, 2001 by Kenyon F. Karl <Webmaster@new-england-rail-trails.org>.
  Unintentional errors are likely!

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