New Haven Railroad’s Old Colony Division Robert Liljestrand signed Soft Cover
New Haven Railroad’s Old Colony Division Robert Liljestrand signed Soft Cover
New Haven Railroad’s Old Colony Division Robert Liljestrand signed Soft Cover
New Haven Railroad’s Old Colony Division Robert Liljestrand signed Soft Cover
New Haven Railroad’s Old Colony Division Robert Liljestrand signed Soft Cover

New Haven Railroad’s Old Colony Division Robert Liljestrand signed Soft Cover

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New Haven Railroad’s Old Colony Division Robert Liljestrand signed Soft Cover
 
The New Haven Railroads Old Colony Division
By Robert A. Liljestrand  signed by the Author Inside front cover
Soft Cover
Pages 47
Copyright 2000

Contents
Introduction 3
The Old Colony Railroad 5
Boston6
Boston to Braintree8
The Greenbush Line 18
The Nantasket Branch20
The Plymouth Branch22
The Middleboro Line 24
Boston to Taunton28
The Fall River Line 36
The New Bedford Branch38
Buzzards Bay 39
The Woods Hole Branch40
Hyannis Branch 42
The Provincetown Branch46
Index48

Introduction

The New Haven Railroad's Old Colony Division extended southeastern Massachusetts from the city of Boston to ih of Cape Cod. Prior to 1893, the Old Colony Division Actually the domain of the independent Old Colony Railroad and its subsidiary companies. Old Colony Division was perhaps best known for its extensive branch line commuter operations which served the suburban bedroom communities of Boston's South Shore and the summer passenger trains which took vacationers to the beach resorts of Cape Cod. Despite being somewhat sparsely industrialized at the present time, the Old Colony Division also a significant amount of freight activity during the New Haven Railroad era. In fact, the Old Colony Division operated substantial freight yards at South Braintree, Brockton, Taunton, Fall River, and New Bedford to serve the shoe factories, textile mills, shipyards, and other industries.


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