Information about the current condition of this old railroad bed is presented as if it was one continuous trail. Unfortunately, this trail is a patch-quilt of different ownerships and different rules for use, and unfortunate gaps in the trail. Indeed, the extreme ends of this trail are merely abandoned railroad beds that would be suitable for trail purposes once the rails and ties are removed. Accordingly, potential trail users must examine the individual pages of this section to determine whether the sections that they have in mind are suitable for their intended purposes!
The following railroad mileage chart also serves as a table of contents for the detailed rail-trail information and associated pictures. Each page begins with the name of the historic railroad station, and continues with detailed information about the trail on either side of that point, to a point roughly half-way to the next railroad station. The page then concludes with a set of icons representing the services and points of interest that are within a reasonable distance of the trail.
|3.88||Hampshire Roads||Hampshire Road||Salem|
|4.65||[Kelley Rd - end of track]||Salem||Salem|
|8.84||Canobie Lake||North Salem||Salem|
* Railroad Miles from South Lawrence
Dark face = telegraph station in 1923
Italics indicates points beyond any current trail proposal
Mileage and Station Names from the Official List of Officers, Agents and Stations of the Boston & Maine Railroad, July 1,1923.
|AB 32 88 X||Salem
Sign images are from the Manual of Traffic Signs, by Richard C. Moeur.
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