Anderson Regional Transportation Center (RTC) is located at 100 Atlantic Ave., off Commerce Way in Woburn, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. It can be accessed from Exit 37C off Interstate 93 or the Washington Street exit off Interstate 95/ Route 128. The new station opened on April 28, 2001 and was named in memory of James R. "Jimmy" Anderson, ( 1968- 1981). Its facilities include: ...more on Wikipedia about "Anderson Regional Transportation Center"
The Lowell Line is a railroad line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running north from Boston to Lowell, Massachusetts. Originally built as the Boston and Lowell Railroad, and later operated as part of the Boston and Maine Railroad's Southern Division, the line was one of the first railroads in North America and the first major one in Massachusetts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Boston and Lowell Railroad"
The Boston and Maine Railroad , also known by the abbreviation B&M, was the dominant railroad of the northern New England region of the United States for a century. It is now part of the Guilford Rail System network. ...more on Wikipedia about "Boston and Maine Railroad"
The Central Massachusetts Railroad was a railroad running west from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, as a parallel competitor to the Boston and Albany Railroad and Fitchburg Railroad. It later became part of the Boston and Maine Railroad system, and now all but a few miles are abandoned. ...more on Wikipedia about "Central Massachusetts Railroad"
The Fitchburg Railroad 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. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fitchburg Railroad"
The Flying Yankee was a diesel-powered streamliner built in 1935 for the Maine Central Railroad and Boston and Maine Corporation by Budd and with mechanical and electrical equipment from General Motors' Electro-Motive Division. It was the third streamliner train in North America after the Union Pacific Railroad's M-10000 and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad's Pioneer Zephyr; the Flying Yankee was, in fact, a virtual clone of the latter, except that it dispensed with the baggage/mail space to seat 142 in three articulated cars. ...more on Wikipedia about "Flying Yankee"
The P-12-42, also known as the "Speed Merchant," was a streamlined, 1,200 hp locomotive built between 1957–1958, specifically to operate on each end of ACF's Talgo train. F-M's attempted entry into the lightweight market, only four of the low-slung units were produced: one pair was purchased by the Boston and Maine Railroad, while the other set went to the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. ...more on Wikipedia about "FM P-12-42"
Guilford Rail System (GRS) is a regional freight railroad covering northern New England from Calais, Maine to Albany, New York. The primary subsidiaries of GRS are the Maine Central Railroad (MEC), the Boston and Maine Railroad (BM), and Springfield Terminal Railway (ST). It is a subsidiary of Guilford Transportation Industries (GTI). ...more on Wikipedia about "Guilford Rail System"
The Harvard Branch Railroad was a short-lived branch from the Fitchburg Railroad to Harvard Square and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Part of the former right-of-way is now used by Museum Street. ...more on Wikipedia about "Harvard Branch Railroad"
The Hoosac Tunnel (also called Hoosic or Hoosick Tunnel) is a 4.75-mile-long (7.64 km) railroad tunnel through the Hoosac Range, which is an extension of Vermont's Green Mountains. The tunnel's east portal is in Florida, Massachusetts ( ), the west portal is in North Adams, Massachusetts ( ) . Work began in 1851 and was finally completed in 1875. At the time of completion, it was the second longest tunnel in the world (after the 8.5-mile-long (13.7 km) Mont Cenis Tunnel through the Swiss Alps). It was the longest tunnel in North America until the completion of the Moffat Tunnel in 1928, and remains the longest transportation tunnel east of the Rocky Mountains. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hoosac Tunnel"
Malden Center Station is an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located on Pleasant Street in the center part of the U.S. city of Malden, Massachusetts. It is an elevated station serving Malden's downtown area, with a small parking lot (rapidly filled; Wellington and Oak Grove have much more parking) and connections to several bus lines. Transfer to MBTA Commuter Rail is also possible here. The station was remodeled in 2004. ...more on Wikipedia about "Malden Center (MBTA station)"
The Mount Washington Cog Railway was the world's first mountain climbing cog railway (rack-and-pinion railway). It climbs Mount Washington in New Hampshire, USA. The railway ascends the mountain beginning at an elevation of approximately 2700 feet above sea level and ending at the summit of Mt. Washington at an elevation of 6288 feet. It is the second steepest rack railway in the world with an average grade of over 25% and a maximum grade of 37.41%. The railway is still in operation as of 2005, using steam locomotives as it always has (most dating to the 19th century). Most of the Cog Railway is in Thompson and Merserve's Purchase, with the part of the railway nearest to Mt. Washington's summit being in Sargent's Purchase. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mount Washington Cog Railway"
North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. Its facilities include: ...more on Wikipedia about "North Station (Boston)"
Porter Station is a railroad station in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Somerville Avenue ( Porter Square), in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It also serves portions of Somerville. The station opened on December 8, 1984 and is the deepest station in the Boston area. Its facilities include: ...more on Wikipedia about "Porter (MBTA station)" Evergreen shortopedia!!!
The Poughkeepsie Bridge Route was a passenger train route from Washington, D.C. to Boston, Massachusetts, via Baltimore, Maryland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It specifically avoided New York, New York, due to the lack of a direct crossing in that area, instead passing over the Poughkeepsie Bridge at Poughkeepsie, New York. Another selling point was its Boston terminus at North Station, allowing a direct transfer to Boston and Maine Railroad lines to the north. ...more on Wikipedia about "Poughkeepsie Bridge Route"
The Troy and Boston Railroad was chartered November 22 1849, completed Troy, New York to the Vermont state line (35 miles) 1852. It was consolidated into the Fitchburg Railroad Company in 1887, which was in turn acquired by Boston and Maine Corporation by lease in 1900. ...more on Wikipedia about "Troy and Boston Railroad"
Union Station is located at Washington Square in downtown in Worcester, Massachusetts. The station was originally built in 1911 during the heyday of railroading in the United States. It was abandoned in 1975 and fell into disrepair. It was acquired by the Worcester Redevelopment Authority and completely renovated at a cost of $32 million. The renovated station opened in July 2000. Its facilities include: ...more on Wikipedia about "Worcester (MBTA station)"
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