Saugus Branch passenger service ended fifty years ago, in 1958, but it once had a huge number of stations, since it was almost like a rapid transit line with stops every half-mile or so. From south to north, stations were West Street, West Everett, Bell Rock, Malden, Faulkner, Maplewood, Broadway, Linden, Franklin Park, Cliftondale, Pleasant Hill, Saugus, East Saugus, Raddin, and Lynn Common. Trains typically ran Boston-Lynn.
Holy Saugus Branch, Batman!
I didn't know the Saugus Branch had any stations at all, let alone 15! Is there anything remaining of any of the stations today?
I know, a bit off topic. Please don't get mad.
The Saugus station was near Saugus Center on Central St., close to Winter St. There is a noticeable hump in the road going over the tracks, although last I knew as of about a year ago they had removed the tracks fairly far back to either side of Central St. If you were looking towards Saugus Center the station is on your right on the Center side of the tracks. It's been built on to since it was used as a station.
Cliftondale was at Eustis St. off Essex St. - "5 Eustis St." is listed on the inventory of the Saugus Historical Commission
as "Cliftondale Railroad Station".
The rest is just speculation from looking at some current maps...
I don't know where the East Saugus station would have been exactly...I'm guessing it was at or near the restaurant/liquor store that I think is technically in Lynn, off Lincoln Ave/Boston St. If the original building still exists, I would guess it was the liquor store.
No idea where Pleasant Hills was. It probably was off Adams Ave., possibly by Austin Ct., although it could have been closer to Denver St. (the Junior High/Middle School would not have existed then).
First Law of Public Transportation: You can never be early, but you can always be late.