Mystery railroad station near Boston

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The EGE
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Re: Mystery railroad station near Boston

Post by The EGE » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:23 pm

Definitely does look like those Saugus Branch stations. The only overhead bridges on the line to my knowledge were Revere Beach Parkway and Tiverton Street, both near the beginning of the line in Everett. West Street station was located between the two and the geometry is right for the road to be Revere Beach Parkway. It doesn't match the one image available of the station, but it's possible it was replaced.

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Re: Mystery railroad station near Boston

Post by caduceus » Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:10 pm

Actually, looking older aerial views at http://www.historicaerials.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (I'm not sure how to provide a link to the map location exactly), but it DOES appear that there was a bridge over the tracks immediately south of Franklin Park station in Revere, and it still existed into the 70s but was completely gone by the 90s...I don't even remember a bridge there but it was a quite a while ago..
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Re: Mystery railroad station near Boston

Post by The EGE » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:35 pm

You are correct. Every detail I can find corresponds to Franklin Park.

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Re: Mystery railroad station near Boston

Post by Ridgefielder » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:22 pm

The map I'm looking at shows the branch curved from a N-S to an E-W alignment just south of the Franklin Park station. Sure fits with the picture if the train's coming from Boston.

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Re: Mystery railroad station near Boston

Post by tom18287 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:22 pm

looks like it to me. they removed the bridge, probably because the saugus branch was the overhead clearance line for GE in lynn.

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Re: Mystery railroad station near Boston

Post by CannaScrews » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:44 am

Here you go.
B&M franklin path photo 011.jpg
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