"Woburn Loop" Details In Woburn, 1850-1925

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Re: "Woburn Loop" Details In Woburn, 1850-1925

Postby dbperry » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:39 pm

the route is fully shown on open railway map:

http://www.openrailwaymap.org/
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Re: "Woburn Loop" Details In Woburn, 1850-1925

Postby Shack » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:44 pm

Wow, excellent. Thank you!
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Re: "Woburn Loop" Details In Woburn, 1850-1925

Postby Stephen » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:43 pm

dbperry - This is really cool.

the route is fully shown on open railway map:

http://www.openrailwaymap.org/


Thanks for posting this.
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Re: "Woburn Loop" Details In Woburn, 1850-1925

Postby Stephen » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:49 pm

Shack wrote:I would love to know more, specifically how the loop crossed through Woburn center. And where it crossed where 95/128 is now...are there any traces of it?



One other cool way to see this, especially the crossing of 95/128 is the https://www.historicaerials.com/viewer website.
Search for Woburn, MA and work you way up the map view to the Main Street / Rte 38 interchange with 95/128.
Once you have centered it on the interchange (zoom in so it takes up most of the viewer), select the 2013 aerial to get the current view. Then pick 1963 and then 1955. You can clearly see how they completely rebuilt the interchange to take advantage of the underpass the railroad gave up in 1959.

Kind of amazing that they rebuilt the interchange between 1959 and 1963, the highway (and the original interchange) were not very old at that point.

And yes, https://www.historicaerials.com/viewer is really cool for a lot of locations around Boston...


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Re: "Woburn Loop" Details In Woburn, 1850-1925

Postby moth » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:06 am

Enough of the ROW is also visibile when looking at property lines on google maps.

There are definately encrouchments here and there. Abbott St and the District Court appear to be on the ROW near the downtown area.
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