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Encyclopedia > Fitchburg Railroad
Fitchburg Railroad
Reporting marks FBRG
Locale Boston to Fitchburg, Massachusetts and beyond into Vermont and New York
Years of operation 1840
Track gauge 4 ftin (1435 mm)
Headquarters

The Fitchburg Railroad (AAR reporting mark FBRG) was a railroad across northern Massachusetts, USA, leading to and through the Hoosac Tunnel. The original line, from Boston to Fitchburg, is now the Fitchburg Line, a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... The following are reporting marks assigned by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to rail carriers operating in North America and the companies (railroads and rail equipment owners/operators) to which they were assigned. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... The L.J. Brown Block, Main Street, Fitchburg, circa 1885, from a Bay State Monthly article Fitchburg is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Rail gauge is the distance between two rails of a railroad. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial unit of length. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... Categories: Organization stubs | Rail transport | Industry trade groups ... The following are reporting marks assigned by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to rail carriers operating in North America and the companies (railroads and rail equipment owners/operators) to which they were assigned. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... The Hoosac Tunnel is a 4. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... MBTA Commuter Rail Lines The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ...

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History

The Charlestown Branch Railroad was incorporated April 4, 1835 as a short branch from the Boston and Lowell Railroad to Sweet's Wharf in Charlestown, opening in January 1840. The Fitchburg Railroad was incorporated March 3, 1842 to run from Boston to Fitchburg, and bought land next to the Charlestown Branch in May 1843. Construction began on May 20 and the first section to Waltham opened on December 20, 1843, operated by the Charlestown Branch until May 1, 1844. Further sections opened to Concord June 17, 1844, Acton October 1, 1844, Shirley December 30, 1844 and Fitchburg March 5, 1845. The new track next to the Charlestown Branch opened in August 1844; the Fitchburg Railroad leased the Charlestown Branch itself on September 1, 1845, and outright bought the branch on January 31, 1846. In 1848 a new bridge opened, carrying the line from Charlestown to downtown Boston. April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Lowell Line running from Boston, Massachusetts to Lowell, Massachusetts, originally the Boston and Lowell Railroad, is the oldest continually operated passenger train line in the western hemisphere. ... Birdseye view of Boston, Charlestown, Massachusetts and Bunker Hill between 1890 and 1910. ... January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the month of May. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The original Charlestown terminal was southwest of City Square, west of the Warren Bridge (42.370° N 71.063° W (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=42.370_N_71.063_W_)). The downtown Boston terminal was on the north side of Causeway Street between Haverhill Street and Beverly Street until the North Station union station opened in 1893. Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... A union station or union terminal is a train station where tracks and facilities are shared by two or more railway companies, allowing passengers to connect conveniently between them. ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The Boston and Maine Railroad leased the Fitchburg for 99 years from July 1, 1900 as its Fitchburg Division. The two companies merged to form a new B&M December 1, 1919. The MBTA took bought the line from Boston to Fitchburg, along with many other lines, from the B&M on December 27, 1976. Guilford Transportation took over the former B&M in June 1983. The Boston & Maine (B&M) was the dominant railroad of the northern United States for a century. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Passenger service ran only to Fitchburg after 1960. On January 18, 1965 service was cut back to West Concord, but was restored to Ayer on June 28, 1965. On March 1, 1975 it was cut back to South Acton, but was restored to Fitchburg and beyond to Gardner on January 13, 1980. Gardner service was ended on January 1, 1987 when Amtrak took over the MBTA contract, due to a dispute between Amtrak and Guilford; the MBTA only owned the trackage to Fitchburg. 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ...


The Fitchburg Line west of the old Stony Brook Railroad, which now junctions east of the old Ayer Junction, now serves as part of Guilford's main line between Mattawamkeag, Maine and Mechanicville, New York. Mattawamkeag is a town located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Mechanicville is a city located in Saratoga County, New York. ...


Branches

Harvard

The Harvard Branch Railroad was incorporated and opened in 1849, splitting from the Fitchburg in Somerville and running to Harvard Square. It was never leased or owned by the Fitchburg, and was never successful, closing in 1855. 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the city Somerville is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. ... Harvard Square, May 2000 Harvard Square is a large triangular area in the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

Lexington

The Lexington and West Cambridge Railroad was chartered in 1845 and opened in 1846 as a branch from the Fitchburg at West Cambridge to Lexington. The Fitchburg operated it from opening, leasing it from 1847 to 1859. In 1868 it was reorganized as the Lexington and Arlington Railroad and bought by the Boston and Lowell Railroad in 1870. The connection to the Fitchburg was cut (but reopened in 1927). 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Lowell Line running from Boston, Massachusetts to Lowell, Massachusetts, originally the Boston and Lowell Railroad, is the oldest continually operated passenger train line in the western hemisphere. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Waltham and Watertown

The Waltham and Watertown Branch Railroad was incorporated May 2, 1849 as a loop of the Fitchburg main line from West Cambridge through Watertown to Waltham. In opened in 1851 and was soon taken over by the Fitchburg. May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Watertown is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Events January 23 - The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in Oregon is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning. ...

Marlborough

The Lancaster and Sterling Railroad was incorporated in 1846 and immediately merged with the Fitchburg Railroad. It was built from a junction at South Acton roughly southwest to Hudson, opening in 1850. The Marlborough Branch Railroad was incorporated in 1852 and opened in 1855, continuing the line from Hudson south to Marlborough. It was leased by the Fitchburg in 1853 and bought outright in 1863. 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...

Peterborough and Shirley

The Peterborough and Shirley Railroad was incorporated in 1845 and opened as a branch from the Fitchburg in Ayer to West Townsend in 1848, continuing to Mason, New Hampshire in 1849 or 1850. The Fitchburg Railroad leased it in 1847 and bought it in 1860, with an extension to Greenville opening at some point. 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mason is a town located in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ...

Milford

The Brookline and Milford Railroad was incorporated and built in 1892 from the Peterborough and Shirley at Squannacook Junction north to the Wilton Railroad in Milford, New Hampshire. It was merged into the Fitchburg in 1895. 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Milford is a town located in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad

The Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad was chartered in 1844 and immediately merged the Brattleborough and Fitchburg Railroad of Vermont into itself. The first section, from Fitchburg to Baldwinville, opened in 1847 and was operated by the Fitchburg Railroad until 1849. Further extensions opened to Athol and Miller's Falls in 1848, and to Brattleboro, Vermont in 1850. Later in 1850, a branch from Grout's Corner west to Greenfield, Massachusetts opened. A short branch to Turner's Falls opened in 1870 or 1871. 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Brattleboro, Vermont Brattleboro is a town located in Windham County, Vermont. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Greenfield is a city located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The original main line north from Miller's Falls was leased to the Rutland Railroad in 1870, which leased itself to the Vermont Central Railroad in 1871, which became the Central Vermont Railroad in 1872. This was a continuation of the New London Northern Railroad, built south from Miller's Falls in 1867 and also leased to the Vermont Central in 1871. The Rutland Railroad was a small railroad in the north-eastern United States, primarily in the state of Vermont but extending into the state of New York. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1874 the Fitchburg Railroad leased the rest of the V&M, extending its line west to Greenfield (and beyond via the Troy and Greenfield Railroad - see below). 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

Ashburnham

The Ashburnham Railroad was chartered in 1871 and opened in 1874 from the V&M at South Ashburnham to Ashburnham. The Fitchburg bought it in 1885. 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...

Turners Falls

The Turners Falls Branch connecting the main line at Turners Falls Junction to Turners Falls. It opened in 1871. 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Cheshire

The Cheshire Railroad was chartered in New Hampshire in 1844, consolidating with the Winchendon Railroad of Massachusetts (chartered 1845) in 1845. The first section opened in 1847, from the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad at South Ashburnham to Winchendon; an extension to Troy, New Hampshire also opened in 1847. Extensions to Keene and Bellows Falls, Vermont opened in 1848 and 1849, forming a connection between the Fitchburg Railroad and the Vermont Central Railroad (via trackage rights over the V&M east of South Ashburnham). State nickname: The Granite State Other U.S. States Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Governor John Lynch Official languages English Area 24,239 km² (46th)  - Land 23,249 km²  - Water 814 km² (3. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Troy is a town located in Cheshire County, New Hampshire. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Bellows Falls is a village located in Windham County, Vermont. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A union station or union terminal is a train station where tracks and facilities are shared by two or more railway companies, allowing passengers to connect conveniently between them. ...


The Cheshire Railroad was merged into the Fitchburg in 1890, becoming the Cheshire Branch. 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

Monadnock

The Monadnock Railroad was incorporated in 1868, opening from Winchendon to Jaffrey, New Hampshire in 1870 and to Peterboro in 1871 (from which the Peterborough and Hillsborough Railroad continued after 1878). The Boston, Barre and Gardner Railroad (running south from Winchendon) leased the Monadnock in 1874, but transferred the lease to the Cheshire Railroad in 1880. The Fitchburg merged the Monadnock into itself in 1892. 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jaffrey is a town located in Cheshire County, New Hampshire. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Boston, Barre and Gardner

The Barre and Worcester Railroad was chartered in 1847 and reorganized in 1857 as the Boston, Barre and Gardner Railroad. It opened in 1871 between the Worcester and Nashua Railroad at Barber (from which it ran to Worcester via trackage rights) and the V&M in Gardner. An extension in 1874 took it to the Cheshire Railroad at Winchendon. 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A union station or union terminal is a train station where tracks and facilities are shared by two or more railway companies, allowing passengers to connect conveniently between them. ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The BB&G leased the Monadnock Railroad in 1874, but reassigned the lease to the Cheshire in 1880. The BB&G was merged into the Fitchburg in 1885. 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Troy and Greenfield

The Troy and Greenfield Railroad was incorporated and chartered in 1848, with a planned line from the Vermont border in Williamstown east through the Hoosac Tunnel to Greenfield. The first section opened from the state line to the west end of the tunnel at North Adams in 1859. The tunnel itself opened in 1875, before which the Troy and Boston Railroad leased the T&G. The T&G was consolidated into the Fitchburg Railroad in 1887. 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... The Hoosac Tunnel is a 4. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ...


The Southern Vermont Railroad was chartered in 1848 to connect the T&G across the southwest corner of Vermont to the New York state line. It opened in 1859 and was leased by the Troy and Boston Railroad, but in 1860 the T&G bought it. The Fitchburg bought the Southern Vermont directly in 1891. 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The Troy and Boston Railroad was chartered in 1849 to continue the line west to Troy, New York. It was consolidated into the Fitchburg in 1887. The Troy and Bennington Railroad was organized in 1851 to build a branch from the Troy and Boston at Hoosick Junction to the Vermont state line towards Bennington. It opened in 1852, continuing as the Western Vermont Railroad (leased by the Troy and Boston from 1857 until it was reorganized into the Bennington and Rutland Railway in 1865). 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Troy is a city in New York and the county seat of Rensselaer County. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... Events January 23 - The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in Oregon is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ...

Hoosac Tunnel and Wilmington

The Deerfield River Railroad opened in 1885 as a private narrow gauge railroad connecting the V&M at the Hoosac Tunnel to the Deerfield Company saw mills at Readsboro, Vermont. It was taken over by the Hoosac Tunnel and Wilmington Railroad in 1886 and later extended to Wilmington, Vermont. The line was never owned by the Fitchburg or Boston and Maine Railroad, and was abandoned, at least partially, in 1937. 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Narrow-gauge railways are railroads (railways) with track spaced at less than the standard gauge of 4 ft 8 in (1. ... The Hoosac Tunnel is a 4. ... This article or section should be merged with Sawmill A saw mill is a machine used in forestry to cut trees into logs. ... Readsboro, Vermont Readsboro is a town located in Bennington County, Vermont. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) Events January 18 _ Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington, Vermont Wilmington is a town located in Windham County, Vermont. ... The Boston & Maine (B&M) was the dominant railroad of the northern United States for a century. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Boston, Hoosac Tunnel and Western

The Boston, Hoosac Tunnel and Western Railway was organized in 1877 and opened in 1879 on a line from the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad at Rotterdam Junction, west of Schenectady, east to Mechanicville and beyond, closely paralleling the Troy and Boston into southwestern Vermont. The Fitchburg bought the BHT&W in 1887. 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity and with the AAR reporting mark of NYC, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ...


The Hoosac Tunnel and Saratoga Railway was chartered in 1880, and opened a line from Ketchums Corners to East Saratoga Junction (just north of Mechanicville), with another line (branching off the Saratoga Lake Railway - see below) to Schuylerville. It was consolidated into the BHT&W in 1881. 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


The Saratoga Lake Railway was chartered in 1880 and built a line from Saratoga Springs to Ketchums Corners, meeting the above Schuylerville Branch at Schuyler Junction. It was leased to the BHT&W in 1882. 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Accessibility

Only five of the stations, including both terminals, are wheelchair accessible (see below). See also MBTA accessibility. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority accessibility As is true for most mass transit systems, much of the Boston subway and commuter rail lines were built before wheelchair access was a requirement. ...


Station listing

Milepost City Station Opening date Connections and notes
Boston Image:Accessible.png North Station Orange Line, Green Line and all north side Commuter Rail lines
Amtrak Downeaster
Boston Engine Terminal A flag stop with a wooden platform for MBTA employees only
MBTA Commuter Rail Lowell Line, Haverhill/Reading Line and Newburyport/Rockport Line split
Somerville Union Square closed
Somerville closed
Cambridge Image:Accessible.png Porter Square originally Porters
West Cambridge closed
5.52 Belmont Hill Crossing closed
6.43 Belmont Center temporarily closed 1958, reopened March 4, 1974
7.39 Waverley temporarily closed 1958, reopened March 4, 1974
8.31 Waltham Clematis Brook closed June 1978
9.26 Beaver Brook closed June 1978
9.86 Waltham
10.55 Riverview closed January 17, 1965
11.49 Image:Accessible.png Brandeis/Roberts originally Roberts
12.23 Weston Stony Brook closed
13.16 Kendal Green
13.72 Hastings
14.71 Silver Hill
16.66 Lincoln Lincoln originally South Lincoln
17.76 Baker Bridge closed
20.05 Concord Concord
21.89 Image:Accessible.png West Concord
25.06 Acton South Acton temporarily closed January 17, 1965, reopened June 28, 1965
26.77 West Acton temporarily closed January 17, 1965, reopened June 28, 1965, closed April 30, 1975
28.93 Boxborough Boxboro closed
31.47 Littleton Littleton/Route 495 originally Littleton
temporarily closed January 17, 1965, reopened June 28, 1965, temporarily closed April 30, 1975, reopened January 13, 1980 (as relocated Littleton/Route 495)
33.72
313.77
Ayer Willows closed
36.07
316.07
Ayer temporarily closed January 17, 1965, reopened June 28, 1965, temporarily closed April 30, 1975, reopened January 13, 1980
39.43
319.43
Shirley Shirley temporarily closed January 17, 1965, reopened May 1981
42.14
322.14
Lunenburg Lunenburg closed
45.34
325.34
Leominster North Leominster temporarily closed January 17, 1965, reopened January 13, 1980
49.55
329.55
Fitchburg Image:Accessible.png Fitchburg temporarily closed January 17, 1965, reopened January 13, 1980
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Boston and Maine Railroad subsidiaries
Eastern (1883) - Worcester, Nashua and Portland (1886) - Boston and Lowell (1887) - Connecticut River (1893) - Concord and Montreal (1895) - Fitchburg (1900)
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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (official site (http://www.mbta.com/))
Red Line Alewife - Ashmont / Braintree ---- Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line: Ashmont - Mattapan
Green Line Lechmere - Boston College ("B") / Cleveland Circle ("C") / Riverside ("D") / Heath Street ("E") ---- Watertown ("A")
Orange Line Oak Grove - Forest Hills ---- Charlestown Elevated - Atlantic Avenue Elevated - Washington Street Elevated
Blue Line Wonderland - Bowdoin
Buses Silver Line: Dudley Square - Downtown Crossing; South Station - various points ---- List - Crosstown buses - Former streetcars - Trackless trolleys - Key routes - East Boston area - South Boston - Urban Ring
Commuter Rail Greenbush - Plymouth/Kingston - Middleborough/Lakeville - Fairmount - Attleboro/Stoughton - Franklin - Needham - Framingham/Worcester - Fitchburg - Lowell - Haverhill/Reading - Newburyport/Rockport
Miscellaneous Accessibility - Boat service - Nomenclature
Predecessors Boston Elevated Railway - Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway - Middlesex and Boston Street Railway

I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... The Green Line is one of the four MBTA subway lines in the Boston, Massachusetts metro area. ... Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... The Downeaster is a passenger railway line operated by Amtrak, connecting North Station in Boston, Massachusetts to Portland, Maine. ... MBTA Commuter Rail Lines The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... The Lowell Line running from Boston, Massachusetts to Lowell, Massachusetts, originally the Boston and Lowell Railroad, is the oldest continually operated passenger train line in the western hemisphere. ... Seal of the city Somerville is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. ... Harvard Square, May 2000 Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts, United States. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining, as the last day in April. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining, as the last day in April. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining, as the last day in April. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... This article is about the month of May. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The Boston & Maine (B&M) was the dominant railroad of the northern United States for a century. ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) Events January 18 _ Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... The Lowell Line running from Boston, Massachusetts to Lowell, Massachusetts, originally the Boston and Lowell Railroad, is the oldest continually operated passenger train line in the western hemisphere. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... View of Boston from the Red Line The Red Line is the newest of the four MBTA subway lines in the Boston, Massachusetts metro area. ... T sign and top of glass pyramid from roof-level parking deck of Alewife Station, September 2004 Alewife Station, located at the intersection of Fresh Pond Parkway and Rindge Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a local transportation hub. ... Original configuration, with streetcar loop (later bus loop) and 1929-added busway Ashmont is a station on the rapid transit Red Line in Ashmont, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It opened on September 1, 1928, and is the terminal for the Red Lines Dorchester Branch. ... The Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line (or Mattapan-Ashmont Line, or just the M Line) is considered part of the MBTAs Red Line, even though it uses different equipment (trolleys) and passengers have to change at Ashmont Station. ... Original configuration, with streetcar loop (later bus loop) and 1929-added busway Ashmont is a station on the rapid transit Red Line in Ashmont, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It opened on September 1, 1928, and is the terminal for the Red Lines Dorchester Branch. ... The Green Line is one of the four MBTA subway lines in the Boston, Massachusetts metro area. ... The Lechmere stop is the north-eastern terminus of the MBTA Green Line. ... The Boston College stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line B branch. ... Unlike the Red Line, Blue Line and Orange Line, all of which run urban heavy rail cars and use stations with elevated platforms (so that the car is level with the platform and thus the cars are easily handicap-accessible), the Green Line is a trolley/streetcar line and has... The Cleveland Circle stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line C branch. ... Unlike the Red Line, Blue Line and Orange Line, all of which run urban heavy rail cars and use stations with elevated platforms (so that the car is level with the platform and thus the cars are easily handicap-accessible), the Green Line is a trolley/streetcar line and has... The Riverside stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line D branch. ... The D Branch, also called the Highland Branch or Riverside Branch, is a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, along which light rail vehicles run. ... The Heath Street stop along South Hutington Avenue is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line E branch. ... The E Branch or Arborway Branch is a streetcar line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, operating as a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line. ... The A Branch or Watertown Branch was a streetcar line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, operating as a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... Oak Grove Station is an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in the northern part of Malden, Massachusetts near the intersection of Winter Street and Main Street. ... Forest Hills Station an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in the southern part of Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts between the intersection of Washington Street and Hyde Park Avenue and the intersection of Center Street and South Street. ... The Atlantic Avenue Elevated outside South Station Map of the Atlantic Avenue Elevated (at right) and related lines The Atlantic Avenue Elevated was an elevated railway around the east side of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, providing a second route for the Boston Elevated Railways Main Line (now the Orange Line... A Blue Line train at the newly-renovated Logan Airport station. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates a large number of bus lines in the greater Boston area. ... Map The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys (MBTAs) sole Bus Rapid Transit line, running in two, unconnected sections, from Dudley Square in Roxbury to downtown Boston, Massachusetts and from South Station to several points in South Boston and to Logan Airport in East Boston. ... Looking north at the northbound platforms, with the streetcar loops on each side Dudley Square (originally Dudley Street or Dudley) is a ground-level bus depot in Dudley Square, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, served by local buses of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and their Silver Line bus rapid transit... Downtown Crossing Station of the MBTA, located at the corner of Washington Street and Summer Street and the corner of Chauncey Street and Summer Street in Boston, is the main transfer point between the Orange Line and the Red Line. ... South Station front entrance. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus division operates the following bus routes, many of which are descendants of streetcar routes of the Boston Elevated Railway or a suburban company. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates three crosstown bus routes in the Boston, Massachusetts area, CT1, CT2 and CT3, intended as limited-stop buses connecting major points. ... Lines remaining in 1940 As in many large cities, a large number of streetcar lines once existed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and its inner suburbs. ... Two trackless trolleys at Cambridge Common There are currently four trackless trolley (trolleybus) routes in the Boston, Massachusetts area, all run by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in the Harvard Square area, and all former streetcar lines (the last four not connected to the Tremont Street Subway to survive). ... In early 2005 the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority considered adding 15 key bus routes to its subway maps. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates local buses in East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, connecting to the Blue Line at Maverick or Wood Island. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates a number of buses in South Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, most of them connecting to the Red Line at Andrew, Broadway or South Station. ... MBTA Commuter Rail Lines The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... The Fairmount Line or Dorchester Branch is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Except for a short portion in Milton, it lies entirely within Boston, passing through the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Hyde Park. ... The Attleboro/Stoughton Line is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system running southwest from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The main line was originally built by the Boston and Providence Railroad, and now carries service during the week between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, and weekend service to South Attleboro. ... The Boston and Albany Railroad ( AAR reporting mark BA) was a railroad connecting Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York. ... The Lowell Line running from Boston, Massachusetts to Lowell, Massachusetts, originally the Boston and Lowell Railroad, is the oldest continually operated passenger train line in the western hemisphere. ... Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority accessibility As is true for most mass transit systems, much of the Boston subway and commuter rail lines were built before wheelchair access was a requirement. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) maintains a large public transit system in the Boston, Massachusetts area, and uses various methods to name and number their services for the convenience of users. ... By 1925, streetcars were gone from most downtown streets. ... The Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway (Eastern Mass) was a streetcar and later bus company in eastern Massachusetts, serving most suburbs of Boston. ... The Middlesex and Boston Street Railway (M&B) was a streetcar and later bus company in the area west of Boston, Massachusetts. ...

External links

  • MBTA - The Fitchburg Line (http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/schedules_commuter_linedetail.asp?line=fitchburg)

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