by Red Wing
Anyone know why Lawrence was picked over Lowell for the North of Boston yard. It seams to me Lowell would have been a better location. You have a strait shot to Boston or Nashua. Looking at aerial photo's there seems to be more land in Lowell for car storage plus a larger distance between road crossings. You don't have to contend with the single track in Andover or the Wildcat if your going towards Boston and a majority of your customers are on the NHML vs. the Western. I can't think of any reverse moves on a mainline well if you actually used the B&B.