Boston & Maine Railroad, 1939

  • Boston & Maine Railroad, 1939
  • "The number of riders on the Boston & Maine Railroad began to decline during the 1920s, leading to the abandonment of one of the three lines which served the town in 1926. Traveling to Boston by car became a more attractive option for commuters, causing the B&M to rely on ads that focused on the convenience of the train. In 1939, there were four stations that served Wakefield: the Greenwood and Wakefield Upper stations on the main line from Boston to Portland, Wakefield Junction, and Wakefield Center, which served the Newburyport line. There were a 'fair number' of daily trains arriving at Wakefield Junction and only a few daily trains to Wakefield Center, with no Sunday service. The main line had 31 inbound and 34 outbound trains each day, with 'ample' Sunday service." - Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Donofrio.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2007
  • Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Daily Item.
  • 1939
  • [Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


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