Reservoir loop photos and track charts?

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Re: Reservoir loop photos and track charts?

Postby MBTA1016 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:40 pm

The EGE wrote:This seems like the right place to put this. I just finished a map for Wikipedia that shows the whole Riverside yard plus a bit of the area around it. It's not perfectly accurate especially in regards to crossovers, but I'm proud of it.

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Full version: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Riverside.svg


The line closet to the river an heading west from the yard I think leads to the old needham freight line. Nice custom map, I never knew how close the B&A station was or where the temporary platform was when they had commuter rail trains stop there when the central subway flooded.
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Re: Reservoir loop photos and track charts?

Postby MBTA3247 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:49 pm

Mbta fan wrote:The line closet to the river an heading west from the yard I think leads to the old needham freight line.

No, that line is the old Lower Falls branch. The Needham line connected to the Highland Branch well to the east at Cook Junction.
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Re: Reservoir loop photos and track charts?

Postby MBTA1016 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:27 pm

Thanks mbta, I thought it met the rail line at the yard.
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Re: Reservoir loop photos and track charts?

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:37 am

Mbta fan wrote:Thanks mbta, I thought it met the rail line at the yard.


http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials. ... &year=1957

There were 2 junctions in quick succession between the B&A, Riverside Line, and the Lower Falls branch. Lower Falls was just a stub that ended at Route 16 in Wellesley, never going further because of the underground aqueduct's roof just past the end of the line. It was still active until 1986 when the lumber yard at the end of the line stopped receiving.
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