• stoneham branch extension into medford?

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

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  by l008com
Backshophoss wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:49 pm Get an info screen that the attachment no longer exisits :(
Same here. I JUST posted it. Lots of login problems too. Hopefully the new owners figure it all out.
  by b&m 1566
1008com They updated the server a week or two ago and have been working out the bugs as they pop up. They've completely redesigned the home page as well and have been updating the progress under the News and Announcements. Also this site is under new ownership.
  by BandA
I'm still mildly annoyed that I am blocked from posting anywhere under news, announcements, faq & help.
  by b&m 1566
I think we all are but it sure would be nice if we could post on them, I guess they prefer pm's if we have a question or issue.
Anyway enough side track talk, back to the extension that never was.
  by The EGE
An interesting footnote about the B&M's plans for Stoneham. Melrose Highlands was part of Stoneham until 1853, when Melrose (itself an 1850 split from Malden) annexed it. Usually, railroads renamed stations fairly quickly; however, the B&M the station as "Stoneham" up until the 1887 lease of the B&L. Clearly the B&M was trying to capture Stoneham traffic even after the B&L had a direct branchline!
  by l008com
Kinda funny how much easier it was to get to Boston in the 1800s than it is today, from Stoneham.
  by B&M 1227
What are the chances that Highland Ave in Winchester is built on the partially graded right of way? It's relatively flat, for the most part dead straight, and appears to closely follow the proposed route along Washington St?
  by l008com
Is my attachment lost forever? It would he very helpful to reference it here. Can a moderator get access to it and email me so I can re-post it? I don't have a local copy.
  by The EGE
I don't think so - the ROW was much closer to Washington - though the short Stevens Street may have been. Here's my map, which I modified based on l008com's map:
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