I do hope you are enjoying this debate on the Central Mass, I am, OKl lets go to the Central Mass book again, on page 32 the last paragraph reads A small terminal with an engine house and turntable was built just north of town. But not until the new relocation took place on the Central Mass. The WN&P never had a engine terminal at Clinton, period.
So this new terminal was not part of the WN&P, even tho, the B&M pits and turntable do show it's as part of the WN&P, off the mainline.
The B&M had to catalog the railroad, in some way, for there records, so in a sense, and I sort of agree with you, that the Central Mass, was only part of the WN&P, on paper, but only because of the connection, at Clinton jct,thats all.
The WN&P even tho part of the B&M, had to show its connection, because it was part of the railroad.
The terminal in Clinton, built new for the Central Mass, was NOT a WN&P terminal, here I have to disagree with you.
So how could the WN&P use the terminal that wasn't there, until it was built, by the railroad, when the new location took place, on the Central Mass.at Clinton junction????
Also, the WN&P could not get into Clinton, until the new switches connected with the Central Mass At Clinton, jct. The WN&P had no reason to go to Clinton When the line was built the WN&P, the trains were Worcester to Ayer trains and Nashua, NH nothing when to Clinton. The WN&P only has the connection, so trains of the Central Mass could run on the short connection of the WN&P, to continue there route to Northhampton, Mass, that all.
Also my emplyee timetable for Sept of 1950, the Central Mass, came under the Terminal, and Fitchburg divisions of the B&M, Not the WN&P.
So Jaymac, I agree with you on some things, so I will wait on your next reply, take care, Pat.