Old Easton, Mass. spur line

Rocker61
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Rocker61
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November 18th, 2007, 3:52 pm #1

Hi,
I'm trying to find out more details about the old railroad spur line that branched off Easton's main line that went from South Easton to Matfield (West Bridgewater). All I know is that is was built in 1888 and was abandoned by 1941. Any info would be greatly apprecited. Thanks!
John B.
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pe lynch
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November 18th, 2007, 8:07 pm #2

In 1920 there was one passenger round trip on this line. It left Easton early in the morning and went to So. Braintree via Matfield and returned in the afternoon. This train lasted until 1926.
The track was removed in the Summer of 1938 between East and West Bridgewater. The NH abandonned a number of lines in 1938. The story on the RR was that the price of scrap steel was high because the Japanese were buying whatever they could get. The last piece from Matfield to West Bridgewater was abandonned by the NH Trustees in the 1960s.
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