• Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

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

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  by SkiScorcher88
 
Was fortunate enough to hear the train whistle when the G&U was crossing Old Upton Road & Browns Rd heading towards the Grafton Common. Rode up with my sons and watched the train roll through the center of town. Conductor was very nice - slowed down the train to wave at my kids, who were super excited to see the train!

https://youtu.be/6bZfTXmGuKE
  by johnpbarlow
 
Might be a little forward progress on G&U's intent to buy 155 acres of undeveloped land at Hopedale to build a transload yard:
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/2 ... -parklands

Excerpts:
...selectmen revealed this week that the land owner and New Hopping Brook Realty Trust, a company associated with the railroad and handled by railroad owner Jon Mark Delli Priscolli, are in the process of negotiating a sale, which would render the state legal proceedings moot.

The sale would include the 155 acres at 364 West St., as well as 363 West St., which is about another 20 acres. The new scenario legally gives Hopedale right of first refusal, meaning the town can buy the properties under the same agreement and for the same price...
and:
...A deal between the town and the railroad would have Hopedale give up its right of first refusal and the railroad refrain from developing within 400 feet of three potential well sites. Additionally, the deal would include a land swap that could expand Hopedale Parklands to the Milford and Upton lines, near Mill Pond...
  by BandA
 
I wouldn't want a train yard 400 feet away from my drinking water well. It will be contaminated eventually.
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