Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Middlesex & Boston Street Railway

I found a discussion of the Middlesex & Boston Street Railway on and asked if the Lexington-Woburn line ran along Woburn Street. One of the participants provided the perfect confirmation shown below. Not only did the line run that way, there was a stop at the Boston & Maine crossing, now the bikeway crossing, exactly where I saw the rails dug up earlier this week.

Yesterday: 13 miles. This year: 1014.8 miles.

Update: The trench on Woburn Street is filled and partially patched. Large-diameter concrete drain sections are still standing along the street, so you can be sure more excavation is coming.

Today: 6.2 miles. This year: 1021 miles.

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