Abandoned RR tracks in Sudbury (MA) State Forest

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Re: Abandoned RR tracks in Sudbury (MA) State Forest

Post by Dick H » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:25 am

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On the return trip downriver a short detour was taken into Fort Meadow Brook. After reaching Sudbury Road I continued downriver to Crow Island where a Mylar balloon drew me to the Gardner Hill side of the river. Turning about from that locale provided this glimpse of the "Crow Island Caboose"...

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Re: Abandoned RR tracks in Sudbury (MA) State Forest

Post by The EGE » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:38 am

It is apparently the flight office, and is a 1932 B&M caboose.

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Re: Abandoned RR tracks in Sudbury (MA) State Forest

Post by ARRT » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:00 pm

The caboose was trucked into the airfield by the owner. That was years after the tracks were removed from that part of the Marlborough Branch, now part of the Assabet River Rail Trail. Although the airfield is private property, it's open to the public a couple of times a year for fly-ins, letting you get much closer to the caboose.

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Re: Abandoned RR tracks in Sudbury (MA) State Forest

Post by MaineCoonCat » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:16 pm

Dick H wrote:http://www.trashpaddler.com/2014_06_01_archive.html


On the return trip downriver a short detour was taken into Fort Meadow Brook. After reaching Sudbury Road I continued downriver to Crow Island where a Mylar balloon drew me to the Gardner Hill side of the river. Turning about from that locale provided this glimpse of the "Crow Island Caboose"...
The EGE wrote:It is apparently the flight office, and is a 1932 B&M caboose.
ARRT wrote:The caboose was trucked into the airfield by the owner. That was years after the tracks were removed from that part of the Marlborough Branch, now part of the Assabet River Rail Trail. Although the airfield is private property, it's open to the public a couple of times a year for fly-ins, letting you get much closer to the caboose.
I hope this is helpful: http://www.crowislandairpark.com/
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Re: Abandoned RR tracks in Sudbury (MA) State Forest

Post by NashuaActon&Boston » Wed May 29, 2019 11:35 pm

Spoke with an old Stow pilot - the caboose was trucked in, is privately owned, as is the airfield. Check schedule for visiting dates/hours; they’re fine with public inquiries on certain days - looking to expand the airfield. New hangers are sprouting..

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Re: Abandoned RR tracks in Sudbury (MA) State Forest

Post by MaineCoonCat » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:14 pm

NashuaActon&Boston wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:35 pm
Spoke with an old Stow pilot - the caboose was trucked in, is privately owned, as is the airfield. Check schedule for visiting dates/hours; they’re fine with public inquiries on certain days - looking to expand the airfield. New hangers are sprouting..
At the risk of veering wildly off topic, I'm wondering about the permitting IAW 310 CMR 10.00 (Wetlands Protection Act), given the proximity to the river and wetlands.
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