Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

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Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by neman2 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:59 pm

There is an amusingly erroneous sign at an entrance to the trail at 117 Cold Spring Rd. in Westford. Apparently someone mistook the nickname of this line as the "Red Line" (because it never made money) to mean it was part of the MBTA Red Line. The MBTA and its predecessors didn't even exist in 1872!

Sorry I couldn't figure out how to upload the picture but here is a quote from the trail guide sign- "The rail trail passing by the Russell Bird Sanctuary and passing over the Stone Arch Bridge was once a railroad as part of the MBTA Red Line. The Red Line was built in 1872 connecting Acton Ma. with Nashua, NH."

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Re: Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by Cosmo » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:01 pm

WHAT THA' &^%$#@#$%^&??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by trainsinmaine » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:38 pm

Yes, an attempt was once made to place electrified high-speed rail so as to alleviate all the traffic in downtown Dunstable, but for some reason they just couldn't make a go of it . . . :wink:

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Re: Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by neman2 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:29 pm

I wonder what the fare was between Park St. and Nashua?

I would like to post the picture but it says the file is too large, can someone give me a hint?

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Re: Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by Cosmo » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:46 pm

Try opening it in Win photo Viewer (or whatever photo software you have, ie: Picasa etc...) and look for the "Resize" option, usually under "File."
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Re: Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by MaineCoonCat » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:33 pm

Another "trick" is if you have an on-line album like Snapfish, Picasa, Panoramio etc. is to upload the picture to it. Then open the picture on that site, and right-click it. In the drop-down menu that appears, select "Copy Image Location". Then post that location using the Img function. In the "EDIT POST" window, Click the Img button above and then paste the link between the tags..

I used this method to post this example of the syntax here:
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As always, Your mileage will vary. Kindly use an album or location that you don't anticipate will change as if it does, the link will be broken and thus disappoint those hoping to view your image in the future. Please PM me if you need further assistance with this. I've tried this with an image measuring 2816×2112 pixels – 703KB with success.
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Re: Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by neman2 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:30 pm

I know this is an old thread but I went there today (1/28/2017) and the sign is still there and I know how to post the picture now so here it is-
Westford Rail Trail Sign 090614.jpg

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Re: Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by BandA » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:49 am

MBTA red line???

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Re: Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by b&m 1566 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:43 pm

*Chuckle* Oh boy!!!

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Re: Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by RussNelson » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:51 pm

It could be worse. It could be a carved stone lintel that says "O&W" in Oswego, when it was really the RW&O.

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Re: Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by MaineCoonCat » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:53 pm

I passed the link to this thread to the Westford Conservation Trust via Facebook. Apparently the trail is owned by the town. The trust is going to let their "trail folks" know about this "error"..

https://www.facebook.com/Westford-Conse ... 480219558/
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Re: Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by MaineCoonCat » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:58 am

neman2 wrote:I know this is an old thread but I went there today (1/28/2017) and the sign is still there and I know how to post the picture now so here it is-
Westford Rail Trail Sign 090614.jpg
Wondering if they ever fixed this..
Seen behind the motorman on the inside wall of a PCC departing "Riverside" many years ago: "Pickpockets are on duty for your convenience."

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Re: Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by johnpbarlow » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:53 am

On a related note, NA&B stone bridge abutment stands near PAR Stony Brook branch just west of CPF-309.

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Re: Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by trainsinmaine » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:31 pm

Regarding that sign: The next thing you know, they'll be saying that the B&M used to own the baked bean factory in Portland.

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Re: Nashua, Acton and Boston Rail Trail Sign

Post by neman2 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:28 am

MaineCoonCat wrote:
neman2 wrote:I know this is an old thread but I went there today (1/28/2017) and the sign is still there and I know how to post the picture now so here it is-
Westford Rail Trail Sign 090614.jpg
Wondering if they ever fixed this..
I went by today (11/18/17) and it has not been fixed.

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