|Maynard rail road station, photo taken 1910.|
Courtesy of Maynard Historical Society.
Click on any photo to enlarge.
|Same site, once auto shop, later dry|
cleaner's, now empty. Potentially a
site for a Maynard visitors' center?
People with long memories can recall the end of Maynard's railroad passenger service in 1958. Less noted was the decline and end of freight service in the 1960s. After decades of disuse the railroad and MBTA each gave up on resurrecting rail service. The 12.4 mile long right of way was deeded over the five communities (Acton, Maynard,
|Rails were removed in 2014 and sold for scrap steel. A few|
pieces were left behind where trees had grown over the rails.
|ARRT sign put up by volunteers years ago, to|
promote awareness and use as a walking trail.
June 2013 has a long write-up on walkability of all of ARRT. Visit www.ARRTinc.org for maps, etc.
|Display of railroad rail mounted on cross tie|