A history of the Charles River Branch Railroad can be found here. A more detailed history of railways in Massachusetts and Connecticut can be found here in an article from the Catskill Archives.
A $1.1 million cost increase was identified in 2012 to the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Adams, MA to decontaminate soil found to have arsenic. The arsenic was found in the railroad track ballasts and per the article may have spread beyond the ballasts
A recent article in Wicked Local Needham publication from the Needham Times the indicated that there may be intent to connect the rail trail to the Needham Junction Commuter Rail Station. The article stated that the Bay Colony Rail Trail Association, which
Only 22.5% of individuals using the Noanet Woodlands trailhead were Dover residents. A survey conducted in 2013 looking at usage of the Noanet Woodlands trail head by the Superintendent of the Trustees of the Reservation of Dover facilities found that the majority
There are no estimates currently provided by proponents of the Dover Greenway. Here is a link to published statistics for the Milford Upper Charles Trail. There were 2,500 people who used the trail on a typical Saturday in Spring. Also,
Our town is similar in many ways to surrounding towns such as Weston. In the late 1990’s there was an effort by a small group of individuals to install a rail trail in the Town of Weston. The effort in many