The following mileage chart is used to organize available information rail-trail. Each underlined station name is a link to a page containing as much information as is available about that section of the rail-trail.
|5.62||Jefferson Jct.||TFP||C130.70||Waumbek Jct.||Waumbek Jct||Jefferson|
|20.63||Mt Madison Springs||---||----||Randolph|
|23.55||Gorham||TFP||C148.62||Gorham||Gorham Upper Village||Gorham|
|--?--||[end of trail]||[end of trail]||Gorham|
1923 Miles from Whitefield Jct. 1983 Miles from Concord via
Svcs: T=Telegraph, F=Freight Accounts, P=Passenger tickets
Bold Face indicates telegraph station in 1923.
The Whitefield-Gorham Rail-trail is State-owned property, thus WMNF fees do not apply to users of the rail-trail. However, WMNF property is often adjacent or otherwise in close proximity to this rail-trail, so that usage of WMNF land in the course of a trip on the rail-trail is an ever present possibility. Accordingly, trail users must be aware that the White Mountain National Forest currently charges a 'parking fee' for unattended vehicles parked on WMNF land, as a means of funding trail maintenance and other visitor facilities of the National Forest. Current information about this fee is available on the Parking Pass Page of the Official Web Site. Note however that trail users can totally avoid this fee if:
The Bike Trail Map on the reverse side of the Official NH Highway Map shows Route 116 as a designated bicycle route. The State Map does not designate lightly used town roads as bicycle routes. More information about the State Bike Trail Map can be obtained from the NH Bureau of Trails at 603-271-3254.
The Snowmobile Corridor Map on the reverse side of the Official NH Highway Map shows Corridor 5 as a connecting snowmobile route between Littleton and Jefferson. More information about the State Snowmobile Corridor Map can be obtained from the NH Bureau of Trails at 603-271-3254.
The Whitefield Service of Freedom Express can transport hikers, skiers, and bicylists between the end of the potential rail-trail in Littleton and the various potential rail-trail access points in Whitefield and Jefferson. Freedom Express does accomodate bicycles and skis in the wheelchair area of the bus by advance request when that space is not required by a wheelchair passenger. A trailer can also be attached to the Freedom Express bus by advance request to accomodate a group of bicyclists.
The White Mountain National Forest Official Web Site contains a great deal of useful information about the National Forest and its facilities. Additional information can be obtained by in-person visits to WMNF Ranger Stations, as well as at numerous tourist information booths in the surrounding area. Additional information and more pictures of the White Mountains is available at the White Mountains Info Server.
Concord Trailways provides daily intercity bus service on two separate routes to Gorham and Littleton. Concord Trailways does accept bicycles on a conditional basis.
Freedom Express provides local public transportation on a demand responsive basis within Coos County and thus serves all access points of the rail-trail. Freedom Express accepts bicycles in the wheelchair area of the bus by advance request when that space is not required by a wheelchair passenger. A trailer can also be attached to the Freedom Express bus by advance request to accommodate a group of bicyclists.
Each location map on this Web Site is a link to a map on the Mapblast Web Site which in turn contains a link to a Business Directory of the surrounding area.
NHVT = New Hampshire & Vermont RR
From railroad abandonment notices published in the Federal Register (1994-1998).
|307||Quebec Jct.||Wambek Jct.||1977||MC||2.5|
MC = Maine Central Railroad
|12638||Preservation of 1.5 miles of abandoned railroad corridor - convert to multi-use path [96-40TE]||R1999||.045|
Years: R= Right-of-way acquisition, C=Construction
|Project Name||Year||City||County||Federal $||Local $||Total $|
|Acquire Pondicherry RR Corridor||1998||JEFFERSON-WHITEFIELD||N/A||$36,000||$9,000||$45,000|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pondicherry Railway Corridor is the right-of-way of the informally established snowmobile path on the Maine Central Railroad right-of-way that connects Waumbek Junction with Airport road.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - Authorized to enter into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with the Boston and Maine Corporation to acquire a parcel of abandoned railroad property in Whitefield and Jefferson for a price not to exceed $40,000.00.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - Authorized to grant a permanent easement which consists of 2,000 square feet, more or less, to the Town of Gorham for water and sewer lines under the State-owned Berlin Branch Railroad Line in the Town of Gorham.
Updated on February 28, 2001 by Kenyon F.
Unintentional errors are likely!
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