Lowell, MA Stations

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Lowell, MA Stations

Postby b&m 1566 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:47 am

What year did the Boston and Maine abandon the Central Street Station in downtown? Also, after the closure of the Central Street Station, where was the other station located and are there pictures of the station? I've seen pictures of the McGinnis era station (if you want to call it that) but I don't know if I've ever seen pictures of the one previous to it. Would I be correct in guessing that the previous one was built by the Boston and Lowell Railroad?
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Re: Lowell, MA

Postby edbear » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:05 pm

Rail Lines of Southern New England gives a date of 1895, when trains of the original Boston & Maine's Lowell Branch were re-routed into the Boston & Lowell station which was at the Western Avenue grade crossing. When the Boston & Lowell station was torn down (about 1959) to make way for the grade separation at Western Avenue, passenger operations were moved into a freight house, temporarily. The McGinnis era station was a real estate deal. Some folks in cahoots with the McGinnis crowd set up a real estate business, bought some B & M land, built a station at Lowell and leased the depot to the B&M. They did the same at Dover, NH. They weren't very good landlords, so the B & M bought both of those leased stations.
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Re: Lowell, MA Stations

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