Ashuwillticook Trail

The Berkshire Bike Path Council has created an Official Web Site.
 What follows is accordingly limited to Supplementary Information not available at the Official Web Site!

Historic Railroad Mileage Chart

Miles Station Name

0

North Adams Jct.

0.5

Merrill's Corner

1

Coltsville

2.5

Pittsfield City Line

4

Berkshire (Packards)
6 Farnams (East Lanesboro)
8 Cheshire
11 Cheshire Harbor
12 Maple Grove
13 Adams (South Adams)
14 Renfrew
15 Zylonite
18 North Adams

Mileage and Station names from Table 30 in The Rail Lines of Southern New England by Ronald Dale Karr, published by Branch Line Press in 1995.

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority Bus Route #2 (Pittsfield-North Adams) runs parallel the Rail-trail on Route 8 except in the downtown areas of Adams and Cheshire. Note that there is no bus service on Sunday! In the vicinity of the Rail-trail, the bus will stop at any safe place to pick up or discharge passengers. Note that all BRTA busses have bike racks! 

Intercity bus & train service to the region at Pittsfield:

The Bus Terminal is on Church St. about four blocks southwest from the Berkshire RTA transfer point at Park Square & Newberry's. The train station is about 3 blocks west of the Berkshire RTA transfer point.

MassHighway Press Release Pictures

Newspaper & Magazine Articles on the Web

Railroad Abandonment Summary

Item From To Year RR Miles
381 Pittsfield City Line Adams 1990 B&M 10.5
396A Adams Renfrew 1994 B&M 1.0

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 Pittsfield & North Adams Railroad is published as Article #30 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 August 10, 2001 by Kenyon F. Karl <Webmaster@new-england-rail-trails.org>.
  Unintentional errors are likely!

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