• Bay Colony Millis Line

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  by connor4521
 
Yes it is
  by connor4521
 
Was driving on Dover Rd and I thought I’d check out 1701. Someone left the engine room door open (not me) so here’s some pictures inside:

https://imgur.com/a/wU8ftkQ
  by Backshophoss
 
Vandals looking for easy copper wire to sell as "scrap". time to move 1701 elsewhere NOW!
  by John Smythe
 
Railfans must be extra careful not to go inside #1701 for photos as like was stated above, should metals theft take place their fingerprints will put them suspect.
  by connor4521
 
That was my first ever time climbing onto the engine. Door was wide open when I arrived so I did shut it to prevent attention being drawn.
  by Baycolony1705
 
connor4521 wrote: Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:19 am Construction (excavator?) stationed outside the old train station. This line has definitely seen better days.

https://imgur.com/a/xxeyYTp
Uh oh, excavator next to a near abandoned line, I hope no rail trail is coming
  by connor4521
 
Yeah. Nothing good can come from that.
Last edited by John_Perkowski on Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:39 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Edited by an admin.
  by Cosmo
 
Well, good news for the rails,
the excavator has moved off the ROW.
BAD news for the old restaurant further down the end of the line.
Oh well, shame to see that go.

The station itself is safe, of course, but I noticed the Montessori School that used to be there has apparently moved on.
  by Baycolony1705
 
Besides the move in February, has BCLR done anything on the Millis Line this year? It’s not looking good for them
  by MaineCoonCat
 
This doesn't bode well..
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https://www.baycolonyrailroad.com/indus ... evelopment
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  by MaineCoonCat
 
Realistically, what would be the chances of BCLR restoring service to 1073 Main Street if that property ever did find a buyer?
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GAF Bay Colony Site1.png
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  by craven
 
Back on July 01,2019, Conner4521 noted that the "warehouse was bought and is being renovated by the marijuana dispensary CommCan"

The warehouse hasn't been used since GAF stopped production at their Millis plant 10+ years ago. Some small businesses rented office space but that was about it.

After the Marijuana dispensary craze is over, it will be vacant once again.
  by connor4521
 
Connor* and yes it was bought by the dispensary and they do not plan on using the railroad. From what i’ve heard it’s been completely remodeled and should be opening within a few months.


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  by MaineCoonCat
 
I'd forgotten about that! Interestingly, when you Google the address, there's no mention that it is occupied.
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