Springfield, Athol and North-eastern Railroad

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Greenwich Village, one of the Athol Branch stations closed in the 1930s during the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir

The Springfield, Athol and North–eastern Railroad was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States in the 19th century.

History[edit]

The Athol and Enfield Railroad was chartered in 1869, and succeeded by the Springfield, Athol and North-eastern Railroad in 1873, opening in 1873 as a branch from Athol Junction in Springfield to the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad in Athol. The Boston and Albany Railroad bought the line in 1880. The majority of the line was closed in the 1930s due to the formation of the Quabbin Reservoir.[1][2]


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Further reading[edit]

  • Greene, J.R. Quabbin's Railroad : The Rabbit - Vol. 1 : The Independent Years, 1869-1880. Branch Line Press. ISBN 1-884-132-07-3.
  • Greene, J.R. Quabbin's Railroad : The Rabbit - Vol. II: The Boston & Albany Years, 1880-1935. Branch Line Press. ISBN 1-884-132-08-1.

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