Rochester-Gonic Rail-trail

Portions open on an informal basis

Mileage Chart & Detailed Trail Information

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 historic name of the former railroad station, and continues with detailed information about the trail on either side of that railroad station, 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. 


Station Name



7.86 Gonic Gonic Rochester
9.92 Rochester Rochester 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.

Railroad Abandonment Summary

Item From To Year RR Miles
343 Rochester Gonic 1982 B&M 0.8

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.

Federal Funding Summary

Project Name Year City County Federal $ Local $ Total $
Gonic Branch Line Trail (B&M RR) 1995 Rochester Strafford $200,000 $50,000 $250,000

This list is drawn on April 8, 2000 from a database maintained by the National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse.  Direct questions to NTEC at 1-888-388-NTEC or by email to

Related News Articles:

NH Executive Council Actions

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - Authorized to sell to John A. Bourque, 84 Hancock Street, Rochester, NH an area of 4,000 square feet, more or less, of the State-owned Gonic Branch Railroad Line in the City of Rochester for $2,000.00 plus a one time administrative fee of $500.00.

of the Executive Council Minutes for May 24, 2000

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

Updated on September 17, 2001 by Kenyon F. Karl <>.
  Unintentional errors are likely!

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