Abandoned RR tracks in Sudbury (MA) State Forest

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Re: Abandoned RR tracks in Sudbury (MA) State Forest

Postby Dick H » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:25 am

http://www.trashpaddler.com/2014_06_01_archive.html


On the return trip downriver a short detour was taken into Fort Meadow Brook. After reaching Sudbury Road I continued downriver to Crow Island where a Mylar balloon drew me to the Gardner Hill side of the river. Turning about from that locale provided this glimpse of the "Crow Island Caboose"...
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Re: Abandoned RR tracks in Sudbury (MA) State Forest

Postby The EGE » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:38 am

It is apparently the flight office, and is a 1932 B&M caboose.
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Re: Abandoned RR tracks in Sudbury (MA) State Forest

Postby ARRT » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:00 pm

The caboose was trucked into the airfield by the owner. That was years after the tracks were removed from that part of the Marlborough Branch, now part of the Assabet River Rail Trail. Although the airfield is private property, it's open to the public a couple of times a year for fly-ins, letting you get much closer to the caboose.
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Re: Abandoned RR tracks in Sudbury (MA) State Forest

Postby MaineCoonCat » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:16 pm

Dick H wrote:http://www.trashpaddler.com/2014_06_01_archive.html


On the return trip downriver a short detour was taken into Fort Meadow Brook. After reaching Sudbury Road I continued downriver to Crow Island where a Mylar balloon drew me to the Gardner Hill side of the river. Turning about from that locale provided this glimpse of the "Crow Island Caboose"...


The EGE wrote:It is apparently the flight office, and is a 1932 B&M caboose.


ARRT wrote:The caboose was trucked into the airfield by the owner. That was years after the tracks were removed from that part of the Marlborough Branch, now part of the Assabet River Rail Trail. Although the airfield is private property, it's open to the public a couple of times a year for fly-ins, letting you get much closer to the caboose.


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