Wentworth - Warren

Wentworth to Warren, NH

Baker River Valley Snowmobile Club
PO Box 122, Wentworth, NH 03282
603-786-2388

Snowmobiling

A potential year-around Rail-trail extension

Miles Station Settlement Municipality
66.85 Wentworth Wentworth Wentworth
70.63 Warren Warren Warren

Railroad Miles from Concord.
Bold face indicates telegraph station in 1923
Italic face indicates point beyond end of rail-trail

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

This rail-trail is maintained as part of Corridor #5 by the Baker Valley Snowmobile Club whose trails are open only during snowmobile season. 

The railroad bed is apparently used as a snowmobile trail between Wentworth and Warren, roughly paralleling East Side Road. The trail apparently begins in the middle of King's Lumber Mill on East Side Road near the Wentworth Common. It ends in Warren just north of the Wentworth Town Line at the point when a relocated section of Route 25 begins to occupy the railroad bed. Note that the Warren to Glencliff trail begins across the highway from this point.

Railroad Abandonment Summary

Item From To Year RR Miles
206 Plymouth Blackmount 1954 B&M 37
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.

1895 County Atlas - showing railroads [very slow loading]:


Wentworth

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Topo map from TopoZone Web Site USGS Topographic map of Wentworth

Wentworth Depot at its new location. Digital picture by Kenyon F. Karl on January 8, 2000.
Wentworth Depot at its new location. Digital picture by Kenyon F. Karl on February 28, 1998.

The Wentworth Depot was formerly located on the south side of East Side Road, in the dip in the road just east of the old bridge in what has become an important part of King's Lumber Yard. The depot has since been relocated west of the bridge across the road from the old Town Hall (1899), and is being slowly restored by the volunteers of the Wentworth Historical Society. An ancient truss bridge (1902 ) allows trail users (no vehicles) to cross the river to the very attractive Wentworth Common.

Ancient Truss Bridge to Wentworth Common (closed to vehicles). Digital picture by Kenyon F. Karl on May 27, 1998.

South end (Wentworth) within King's Lumber Mill. Digital picture by Kenyon F. Karl on May 27, 1998.

Post Office The Wentworth Post Office is located on the Wentworth Common.

GroceriesGas Shawnee's (convenience store) is located on Route 25 just south of the end of East Side Road.

Bike Route An undesignated bike route is available between Warren, Wentworth, and Plymouth over the following roads:


Warren

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Services in Warren are listed on the Warren page of the Jesse E. Bushaw Memorial Trail.


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

Updated on March 23, 2001 by Kenyon F. Karl <Webmaster@new-england-rail-trails.org>.
  Unintentional errors are likely!

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