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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

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  by BostonUrbEx
Looking for maps and photos of rail operations in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Below is a link to some old insurance maps, the top one shows the Charlestown Navy Yard in 1912.

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That is about all I could find for maps, without specifically setting out to check every available set of insurance maps. There's definitely some tracks missing and/or some minor errors, but perhaps the rails changed frequently as time wore on. Does anyone know when rail operations ceased? And when the link to the national rail network was finally severed?
  by GP40MC1118
It probably was severed in the late seventies or early eighties.

The two 40ft B&M boxcars that were marooned down there were trucked to Spice Street in
Charlestown and put back on rail for the MBTA. Both were never used, one in solid blue,
the other in the blue/black scheme. The blue car is languishing in Billerica with other stuff.
The blue/black car went down to the Cape. Not sure where it is, maybe down in Otis?

  by BostonUrbEx
I searched around Google Maps and I don't see a boxcar anywhere on the AFB property, Falmouth Branch, or anywhere around Hyannis. I did see about five MBB coaches at Otis AFB, though.

UniversalHub shared a link to a series of Naval photos the same day I posted this thread. Found a couple where you can trace some trackage around:

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https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/sea ... :fx71bq538" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;