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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by connor4521 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:32 am

Yes it is

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by connor4521 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:01 am

Was driving on Dover Rd and I thought I’d check out 1701. Someone left the engine room door open (not me) so here’s some pictures inside:

https://imgur.com/a/wU8ftkQ

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by Backshophoss » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:28 pm

Vandals looking for easy copper wire to sell as "scrap". time to move 1701 elsewhere NOW!
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by John Smythe » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:56 pm

Railfans must be extra careful not to go inside #1701 for photos as like was stated above, should metals theft take place their fingerprints will put them suspect.
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by connor4521 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:00 pm

That was my first ever time climbing onto the engine. Door was wide open when I arrived so I did shut it to prevent attention being drawn.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by Baycolony1705 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:13 pm

connor4521 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:19 am
Construction (excavator?) stationed outside the old train station. This line has definitely seen better days.

https://imgur.com/a/xxeyYTp
Uh oh, excavator next to a near abandoned line, I hope no rail trail is coming

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by connor4521 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:39 pm

Yeah. Nothing good can come from that.
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by Cosmo » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:57 pm

Well, good news for the rails,
the excavator has moved off the ROW.
BAD news for the old restaurant further down the end of the line.
Oh well, shame to see that go.

The station itself is safe, of course, but I noticed the Montessori School that used to be there has apparently moved on.
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by Baycolony1705 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:40 am

Besides the move in February, has BCLR done anything on the Millis Line this year? It’s not looking good for them

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by MaineCoonCat » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:21 pm

This doesn't bode well..
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https://www.baycolonyrailroad.com/indus ... evelopment
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by MaineCoonCat » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:30 pm

Realistically, what would be the chances of BCLR restoring service to 1073 Main Street if that property ever did find a buyer?
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:15 pm

Back on July 01,2019, Conner4521 noted that the "warehouse was bought and is being renovated by the marijuana dispensary CommCan"

The warehouse hasn't been used since GAF stopped production at their Millis plant 10+ years ago. Some small businesses rented office space but that was about it.

After the Marijuana dispensary craze is over, it will be vacant once again.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by connor4521 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:24 pm

Connor* and yes it was bought by the dispensary and they do not plan on using the railroad. From what i’ve heard it’s been completely remodeled and should be opening within a few months.


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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by MaineCoonCat » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:55 pm

I'd forgotten about that! Interestingly, when you Google the address, there's no mention that it is occupied.
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by Baycolony1705 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:28 pm

MaineCoonCat wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:21 pm
This doesn't bode well..
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bclr web page.PNG
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https://www.baycolonyrailroad.com/indus ... evelopment
I think this is just a glitch, last I knew BCLR is still operating as normal

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