Dover-Gonic Rail-Trail

A potential Rail-trail

Miles*

Station Name

Settlement

Municipality

0.00 Dover Dover Dover
4.35 Cocheco Dover
5.93 Pickering Rochester
7.86 Gonic Gonic Rochester

* = Railroad Miles from Dover
Dark face = telegraph station in 1923

Mileage and Station Names from the Official List of Officers, Agents and Stations of the Boston & Maine Railroad, July 1,1923.

A quick check by the Webmaster of the old railroad bed at every road crossing between Dover and Gonic on May 16, 2000 suggests that there are few if any obstructions of this long abandoned railroad bed. 

The Webmaster did not check the Spaulding Turnpike crossing. However, if it blocks the old railroad bed, it might be feasible to construct a bypass trail alongside the Cocheco River as it passes under the Turnpike. 

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Railroad Abandonment Summary

Item From To Year RR Miles
170 Dover
(0.5 mi N)
Gonic 1943 B&M 7

B&M = Boston & Maine Railroad

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.


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

Updated on April 07, 2001 by Kenyon F. Karl <Webmaster@new-england-rail-trails.org>.
  Unintentional errors are likely!

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