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South County Bicycle Path

Historic Railroad Mileage Chart

Miles*

Station Name

0 Kingston
(West Kingston)
3 Goulds
4 Peace Dale
(Peacedale)
5 Rodman Crossing-
Wakefield
6 Sprague Park
8 Narragansett Pier

From mileage chart in article #21 of The Rail Lines of Southern New England by Ronald Dale Karr, published by Branch Line Press in 1995.

Sections of this Trail are still in the planning or construction stages. Potential users are accordingly urged to check the South County Bicycle Path section of the Bike RI Construction Update page on the RI-DOT Web Site before making travel plans for the RI sections of the Trail.

Franklin Bloomer of Greenwich, CT and Bill O'Neill of Manchester, CT riding a tandem
 on the South County Bikepath near Kingston Station.
Photograph by Karen Votava in summer 2001.

A milepost on the South County Bikepath.
Photograph by Karen Votava in summer 2001.

Books about the Trail:

A 4.3 mile section of the Trail from Kingston Station to Peace Dale is described in section 24 of  the Official Rails-to-Trails Conservancy New England Guidebook by Cynthia Mascott published in 2000 by Globe Pequot Press. This trail listing contains a photograph, historical description, trail head directions and parking, a trail map, trail details, a local trail manager contact, and much more. 

Public Transportation to the Trail

Information about Kingston Station and the South Kingston Area is available at the Friends of Kingston Station Web Site.

Railroad Abandonment Summary

Item From To Year RR Miles
202 Wakefield Narragansett Pier 1953 NP 2.3
339 West Kingston Wakefield 1981 NP 5.8
NP = Narragansett Pier 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.

Railroad History

A brief history of the Narragansett Pier RR was published as article #21  in The Rail Lines of Southern New England by Ronald Dale Karr, published by Branch Line Press in 1995.

Brief facts on the Narragansett Pier RR are available at the Friends of Kingston Station Web Site.


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

Updated on January 04, 2002 by Kenyon F. Karl <Webmaster@new-england-rail-trails.org>.
  Unintentional errors are likely!

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