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  • Subject contains "Railroads"

Date: ca. 1907
Description: "Erected in the mid-1870s, the Greenwood Boston & Maine train station was originally planned for a location closer to Forrest Street. There was a contentious debate in 1873, according to the December…[More]

Date: 1900-1903
Description: The east side of Main Street looking south was blanketed with significant snow in the early 1900s. The photograph shows the shops, houses and commercial buildings, most of which are no longer…

Date: ca. 1910
Description: The railroad marker in front of the Cooper Street Bridge in Greenwood indicated to travelers on the Boston & Maine Railroad that they could travel 60 miles to South Berwick, Maine and 107 miles to…[More]

Date: 08-02-1917
Description: "An engine engaged in shifting empty p[passenger cars on the Salem Branch crashed head-on into an outbound Georgetown line freight engine just below the signal tower at the Junction Station on August…[More]

Date: 1900-1903
Description: "The Wakefield Real Estate and Building Association was listed as the owner of several properties in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The company owned the land between Chestnut and Murray Streets…[More]

Date: 1890
Description: "Charles Perkins sits atop the railroad bridge built to accommodate the South Reading Branch Railroad. The bridge was reported to have been built around 1854, although the charter for the railroad was…[More]

Date: 1915
Description: "This view of Water Street from Cyrus Street looking west toward Wakefield Square shows the construction of the building at the corner of Columbia Road. According to the 1913 Town Report, Wakefield…[More]

Date: 1903
Description: Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1989

Date: 1904
Description: "Wakefield Square as it looked in 1904, complete with an electric street railway. The picture was taken facing South from Chestnut Street." -- Text from calendar.

Date: ca. 1900-1939
Description: "The Wakefield Board of Trade successfully circulated a petition in 1888 that requested that the Boston and Maine Railroad build a new depot on the west side of the tracks to replace the 'decrepit'…[More]

Date: 07-1949
Description: "According to published reports, the town was to receive more than $42,000 in Chapter 90 funds from the state's Highway Department to rebuild and resurface Main Street, from the Common south to the…[More]

Date: 1915
Description: "Located on Salem Street between Walton Street and Wiley Street (now Montrose Avenue), the Montrose Station served patrons of the Salem Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad, first built as the…[More]

Date: 02-01-1898
Description: "Wakefield residents and business people tried to get back to business following a January 31 - February 1st snow storm which dropped 14.3 inches of snow on the town. It had the distinction of being…[More]

Date: ca. 1907
Description: "The Wakefield Junction Railroad Station, the smaller of the two buildings, was, at one time, one of six train stations in town that serviced the Boston and Maine Railroad. The station was located…[More]

Date: 1897-1899
Description: "The Wakefield & Stoneham Street Railway Company was established in 1889, and received a charter three years later. The first tracks ran from Wakefield center to Stoneham, connecting Wakefield with…[More]

Date: 1890
Description: Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1989

Date: 1961
Description: "The Centre Depot on Water Street was once a bustling railroad station, servicing passengers on the South Reading Branch Railroad (later the Eastern and Boston and Maine Railroads) and the Newburyport…[More]

Date: ca. 1895
Description: "The Wakefield & Stoneham Street Railway Company received its charter in May 1892, with the first car running along the tracks from Wakefield Square to Farm Hill in Stoneham on August 14, 1892. The…[More]

Date: 1939
Description: "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…[More]

Creator: Munier, T.
Date: 1895
Description: Photograph taken in 1895 shows a rear view, looking north, of the car barns and power house for the street railway cars on Water Street.