Unearthed Bumping Post Abington MA

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Unearthed Bumping Post Abington MA

Postby fogg1703 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:46 pm

Recent land clearing and building demo in Abington on the southwest side of the Summer St crossing has unearthed a bumping post. I am unable to verify the presence of a siding at that location with the UCONN valuation maps or any other source online. Can anyone identify if indeed their ever was a siding there?
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Re: Unearthed Bumping Post Abington MA

Postby CarterB » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:56 pm

Used to be double tracked. After single tracking, topo maps 1964 1968 1978 1979 show siding coming in from the South to the SW corner at Summer St. Aerials from that time frame show what seems to be a factory there, where now there is a garage at end of Woodlands way.
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Re: Unearthed Bumping Post Abington MA

Postby fogg1703 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:17 pm

CarterB wrote:Used to be double tracked. After single tracking, topo maps 1964 1968 1978 1979 show siding coming in from the South to the SW corner at Summer St. Aerials from that time frame show what seems to be a factory there, where now there is a garage at end of Woodlands way.


Thanks for the info. The buildings and surrounding area recently cleared had fuel storage tanks and several outbuildings so I wonder if it was a former fuel dealer.
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Re: Unearthed Bumping Post Abington MA

Postby 130MM » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:29 am

Val plan V 5-17 Sheet 20 shows a siding to Valvoline Oil Co. at the southwest corner of the Summer St. grade crossing.

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Re: Unearthed Bumping Post Abington MA

Postby fogg1703 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:30 pm

130MM wrote:Val plan V 5-17 Sheet 20 shows a siding to Valvoline Oil Co. at the southwest corner of the Summer St. grade crossing.


Town records indicate tanks onsite last used by Carey Heating Oil Co in early 1980's.

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