Jesse E. Bushaw Memorial Trail

Warren to Glencliff, NH - 5 miles - open for public use

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Mileage Chart & Detailed Trail Information

Miles*

Station

Svcs

Settlement

Municipality

66.85 Wentworth TFP Wentworth Wentworth
--?-- [E end of trail] ---   Warren
70.63 Warren TFP Warren Warren
75.44 Glencliff TFP Glencliff Warren
--?-- [W end of trail] ---   Benton
80.28 Olivarian TFP East Haverhill Haverhill

* = Railroad Miles from Concord.
Dark face suggests depot building in 1923
Svcs (in 1923): T=Telegraph, F=Freight Accounts, P=Passenger tickets 
Italic face indicates milage point beyond end of trail

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

The section of the Boston & Maine Railroad bed in the town of Warren is open for public use on a year-around multi-purpose basis. The town tax map inside the Selectmens' Office shows that the southernmost mile or so is town owned, the northernmost half-mile or so is owned by the White Mountain National Forest, while the long middle section is State owned. The trail is maintained by the Asquamchumaukee Valley Snowmobile Club as part of NH Snowmobile Corridor #5.

The Rail-trail apparently extends through the White Mountain National Forest to the Haverhill-Benton Town Line, except where highway reconstruction for the Olivarian Flood Control impoundment has destroyed the railroad bed. The breakdown lanes on Route 25 as well as a rough trail through the woods can be used to bypass this break in the railroad bed.

How and when the railroad was built

A chapter describing the construction of the railroad from the History of Warren written by William Little in 1870.

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]:


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

Updated on February 28, 2001 by Kenyon F. Karl <Webmaster@new-england-rail-trails.org>.
  Unintentional errors are likely!

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