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.
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.
ECG-MA-16. Old Colony Trail
Endpoints: Mansfield to Norton/Taunton Line
Jurisdiction: Town of Mansfield
Condition: undeveloped RR ROW
Next step: complete design
Funding allocated: n/a
Contact: Shaun Burke, Town of Mansfield Planning Department, 508-261-7363
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.
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.
Updated on May 17, 2001 by Kenyon F.
Unintentional errors are likely!