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    Some entries from me, focused at West Sumatra:

    1. Abandoned rails of Payakumbuh Line a few kilometers to the north of Padangpanjang station (West Sumatra), right on the rack rail section (this line is notorious for its very steep gradient).

    2. Remaining of Bukittinggi station after the land around station building is cleared up by Indonesian Railways.

    3. The now-repurposed Piladang station, with the current version of station nameplate was installed by Indonesian Railways some months before the photograph was taken. Note that the abandoned rails are still intact.

    4. The current condition of Payakumbuh station after repurposed into a restaurant. However, due to its status as "still under the ownership of Indonesian Railways", the nameplate is put above the entrance of restaurant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tangerine View Post
    Unknown branchline, 8500th Ontario street, Vancouver, British Columbia. Not sure if its 100% abandoned but telling from the condition of the track, it probably is abandoned.
    8850 Canada Line Bikeway - Google Maps
    8500 Ontario St - Google Maps
    The line is still in use as far as I can tell up to just before Milton Street where the bike trail begins. There's a couple of passing sidings that are torn off the switches in a few places, but other than that I saw various freight cars spotted in the industries.
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    Wow! Great stuff.

    Arya- "Actually this "closure due to volcano ruining the line" phenomenon was occurred for only 2 times in Indonesia" Oh ok, I thought because that area is in the "Ring of Fire" that the volcano closure would be more common.

    blueodessey- "
    just saw a either 1/2" or 3/4" thick Plywood @ 89.99$ per sheet" Yeah, the price of everything is skyrocketing and what were getting is less and less.

    JCitron- "
    This can be seen if this is followed north." I also found this cutoff that might've swung around to meet the end of the old ROW.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4441.../data=!3m1!1e3
    Or the ROW could've kept going straight and met up with this junction: (the junction can be seen under the O of O'Reily Auto Parts
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4537.../data=!3m1!1e3
    And I found this line just north of your find
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4559.../data=!3m1!1e3
    Bridge:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4562...7i16384!8i8192
    Bridges:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4601...7i13312!8i6656
    Bridge:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4606...!7i9216!8i4148
    Meets up with real rails here:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4028...7i13312!8i6656

    Anyway, here's more from me;

    This line in Pittsfield starts here. The first link is what it looks like today. The second is back when the crossing was still there.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4616...7i16384!8i8192
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4615...7i13312!8i6656

    These rails and crossing pole are all that's left of this crossing (third link is when it was still there)
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4683...7i16384!8i8192
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4683...7i16384!8i8192
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4682...7i13312!8i6656
    Here, you can see the town ripping up the rails.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4683...7i13312!8i6656

    The rails end here and become a rail trail at the second link
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4842.../data=!3m1!1e3
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4886.../data=!3m1!1e3

    This A-Line in Troy, NY starts here on the line that swings to the left
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7391.../data=!3m1!1e3

    I goes over this bride with a Delaware and Hudson emblem (I think) and another bridge over a highway
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7394...7i16384!8i8192
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7387...7i16384!8i8192

    The line heads north and sneaks behind a bunch of businesses until these long-gone crossings (there all the same)
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7436...!7i3328!8i1664
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7448...!7i3328!8i1664
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7459...!7i3328!8i1664
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7472...!7i3328!8i1664
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7484...!7i3328!8i1664

    Then the line goes over these three big trestles:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7612...7i13312!8i6656
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7842...7i13312!8i6656

    Then the ROW meets up with this still-active line
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7970.../data=!3m1!1e3
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    Good point on the bridge. I didn't look farther west across the bay. Those tracks have been quite a long time ago by the looks of the power poles being on the old ROW.

    The Lynnfield and Saugus branch is a sore point with many folks around here. The line was slated to become a light rail link between Lynn and Medford at Wellington Circle, but an influential group of Rail-to-trail lobbyists came in and pushed the MBTA into giving up the line. Parts of this, now bike trail go through some really bad neighborhoods, so no one wants to ride it, besides, like the old Manchester and Lawrence, the cities and towns now fork out the maintenance on the trail while the group got the scrap value of the assets. The line was once quite busy until Guilford got a hold of it and once hosted high-wide loads destined for the GE Lynn Works as well as local freight for the various businesses including a quarry. Passenger service lasted until the late 1950s with an RDC or two serving the various towns on the line.

    The Pittsfield line is the former Boston and Albany (NYC) branch to North Adams, MA. This line soldiered on under PC and Conrail and was eventually sold to the Boston and Maine who continued through operations between North Adams and Pittsfield. There wasn't a lot of freight, but the line continued to do business especially in the northern end up to Renfrew and Zilonite where the limestone plant is located. Then good old Guilford came along and abandoned the line from Renfrew south to Pittsfield and the Ashuwilliticook Bike Trail was put in.

    In 2016 the line was restored back to Adams, not to the station though, but to another platform. This line now hosts the Berkshire Scenic Railroad which runs from North Adams to Adams. In its heyday, one could take a train out of Grand Central up to North Adams right through the Penn Central days via what is today the Housatonic Railroad. The service was a one or two Budd RDCs by then, but it served its purpose. Today, the station is gone in North Adams, not even a trace, and the once extensive yard is trees. The only signs of this once extensive operation are rusted tracks poking out here and there and the connection to the B&M. There are talks about restoring the tracks again up to Adams and bring back passenger service to New York City and Pittsfield.

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    That is the D&H logo on the bridge. That line also had a wye on it too was I think the Green Island industrial. There were once some factories on the island that's now flattened in the aerial view. In Troy is the remains of the former B&M Troy branch. This line was abandoned in the late 1950s or early 1960s by Patrick McGuiness. The B&M once had passenger service between Troy and Boston and this was one of the reasons for the Hoosac Tunnel to begin with.

    Here's a roundhouse

    https://goo.gl/maps/qffszmbbyPteg5JL6

    It's better seen from above

    https://goo.gl/maps/Pzh8NMy3ct8mP7Zr7

    There is still active track along the river that connects to CSX to the south. This is the remains of the once extensive B&M and NYC yard. Today, there are some businesses in there that still receive rail goods. There were also a lot of old factories and mills too that once received rail service and are now gone or abandoned.

    https://goo.gl/maps/MCrHLJPATFWyuSM97

    Where those hoppers are spotted on the right at an angle is where the B&M branch came in. If you follow a straight line out of that to the right, you can see the route the line took. It's still obvious today by the shape of some of the buildings that were built along the ROW such as the clothing store on 2nd Street and Kennedy's Tow Tune & Tire located a bit farther northeast.
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    Man, Guilford just seems to ruin everything from your stories. Is there anything they did right?

    Anyway, this international abandoned line starts here where it swings off the current ROW and goes over the bottom bridge.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1092.../data=!3m1!1e3
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    Street views of the bridge
    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1088...7i13312!8i6656
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1078...7i16384!8i8192

    More bridges
    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1076...7i16384!8i8192
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1069...7i16384!8i8192

    This used to be a grade crossing
    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1066...7i16384!8i8192

    It becomes a RT here
    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1063.../data=!3m1!1e3

    I think the RoW went into a tunnel here
    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0866.../data=!3m1!1e3

    You can even see the line of the RoW on the top of this casino
    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0822.../data=!3m1!1e3

    I'm not sure where the north portal is, but the RoW comes out of a tunnel here
    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0794.../data=!3m1!1e3
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0792...7i13312!8i6656

    The RoW turns back into rails here. Note the split the RoW does, the next few links come from both sides of the split.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0766.../data=!3m1!1e3

    Way, way way down the left side of the abandoned line there is this bridge
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9745...7i16384!8i8192

    To the right there is another bridge
    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0593...7i16384!8i8192
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0581.../data=!3m1!1e3
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0598...7i16384!8i8192

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaw4014 View Post
    Arya- "Actually this "closure due to volcano ruining the line" phenomenon was occurred for only 2 times in Indonesia" Oh ok, I thought because that area is in the "Ring of Fire" that the volcano closure would be more common
    Strictly speaking: this phenomenon is quite rare, as most of abandoned rail lines in Indonesia had its route passes through area that does not near enough with volcanoes.

    Slightly off-topic but still related with the abandoned rail line, here is the photograph of Krasak River bridge of Ambarawa Line after it was collapsed due to eruption of Mount Merapi in 1975:



    (original photo by Malcolm Wilton-Jones)

    And returning back to topic:

    Remaining of branch line from Barat station (now renamed as Magetan station) to Iswahyudi Airfield used by Indonesian Railways in the past to transport fuel for all of fighter aircrafts allocated there. However, this branchline's ownership fell under the jurisdiction of Indonesian Air Force, just like the now-closed branch line to Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport in Malang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aryadwi_ef641030 View Post
    Strictly speaking: this phenomenon is quite rare, as most of abandoned rail lines in Indonesia had its route passes through area that does not near enough with volcanoes.

    Slightly off-topic but still related with the abandoned rail line, here is the photograph of Krasak River bridge of Ambarawa Line after it was collapsed due to eruption of Mount Merapi in 1975:

    -Picture Removed-

    (original photo by Malcolm Wilton-Jones)
    Speaking of volcanos and railroads, here's a video about Mount Saint Helens and how, interestingly, Burlington Northern owned the summit of the volcano when it blew its lid.

    Owner of Freeman Locomotive Works.

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    Man, Guilford just seems to ruin everything from your stories. Is there anything they did right?
    Guilford, later Pan Am Railways did a lot of damage to the Maine Central and Delaware and Hudson as well.

    Is there anything they did right? Let me think... Oh, the sold themselves to CSX last year!

    This is after they scrapped themselves to nothing. Many of the once busy connecting mainlines were curtailed in favor of through routes. I have more to post when I have time to dig around including the once busy Manchester and Lawrence and a few others in my area alone.

    Back to your Canadian lines. This is really confusing! Many of them were curtailed when the St. Lawrence Seaway went in. That disrupted them completely which forced the companies to reroute around the seaway or seek alternate routes by consolidating.

    Your particular line is abandoned on the north, but on the south parts are still used to serve a ceramics company and other industries. I followed it down quite aways and also discovered power lines that follow more of the same ROW, but I'm not sure though at the same time. I need to look for tell tail signs like grades and abutments where possible. That area overall is really, really flat compared to the south.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jordon412 View Post
    Speaking of volcanos and railroads, here's a video about Mount Saint Helens and how, interestingly, Burlington Northern owned the summit of the volcano when it blew its lid.

    (snipped for convenience)
    Such historical fact is very interesting, and even BN's will to release the land portion covering the summit of Mt. Saint Helens as part of plans for establishing national park is an example of good intention for restoring the nature.
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    Some shots from the neighboring country a.k.a Malaysia:

    1. Abandoned grade crossing of Seremban - Port Dickson branch line, with the rails are still intact. This branch line was stated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) a.k.a Malayan Railways as "temporarily closed", though in reality many of people thought that this branch line is permanently closed.

    2. Continuation of #1, slightly to the southwest. It is clear that until its closure this line still uses wooden ties, which is contrary to the main line tracks at Seremban station that has been already upgraded to concrete ties.

    3. The now-disused bridge of Port Dickson branch line that had been left in derelict condition but yet to be torn down, due to official statements from KTM that this line could be reactivated in the future.

    4. Remaining of an abandoned intermediate station, probably Tapis Minyak station (one station before the terminus).

    5. Abandoned grade crossing just before entering Port Dickson station. In the past the starter signal of this station (which is of course British-type semaphore signal) was there, but probably dismantled sometimes in late 2019 - early 2020.

    6. Grade crossing of Rantau Panjang branch line that eventually leads into Hat Yai (Thailand) through Sungai Golok. This line was temporarily used by Eastern and Oriental Express and some international trains between Malaysia and Thailand in 2008 due to flash floods, but it was later went back into abandoned state after protests from train drivers of KTM due to tookover of cross-border local train services done by State Railways of Thailand (SRT). It seems that there were several attempts to bring back this line into service, but unfortunately none went into fruition.

    7. Another abandoned grade crossing, this time near Rantau Panjang station. Previously warning devices were present there, but it had been dismantled.
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    I love that sunset.

    A LOT more from me: This time I decided to go to the west coast and by the end, my mouth was on the floor.

    This abandoned line in Albuquerque, NM (the line most to the right)
    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0444...7i16384!8i8192
    I like this sign
    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0442...7i16384!8i8192

    It goes over a bridge
    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0284...7i16384!8i8192

    Old crossing
    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0247...7i16384!8i8192

    I had doubts that this line was totally abandoned, but this dirt pile proves it, after a tiny industry on the other side of the crossing
    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0197...7i16384!8i8192

    Another crossing
    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0147...7i13312!8i6656

    After going under two highways and making a U-turn, it goes through this cool crossing.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0232...7i16384!8i8192

    Then there is a branch that heads off towards the airport
    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0363.../data=!3m1!1e3

    Then it meets up with this trapped industry park and that's where the trail runs cold
    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0383.../data=!3m1!1e3

    Separately, there is a turntable in the yard
    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0732.../data=!3m1!1e3
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0731...7i13312!8i6656
    And there is a huge abandoned factory/locomotive works
    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0737...7i13312!8i6656
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0760...7i16384!8i8192

    This parking lot covers up a yard ladder that fed into the locomotive works.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0770.../data=!3m1!1e3

    The abandoned line the four GP9s are on starts here, where it becomes a rail trail
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8659...7i13312!8i6656

    An old crossing with really old crossing lights with the old style bell
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8611...7i13312!8i6656
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8613...7i13312!8i6656

    There's a spinoff here
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8609.../data=!3m1!1e3
    Down the branch, there is some uniquely shaped buildings
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8654.../data=!3m1!1e3

    It goes over a really nice wooden bridge with flowers
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8564...!7i8704!8i4352
    (it goes over a few more bridges but they've been ruined into rail trails)

    A collapsed bridge where just the rails are hanging over the gap
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8311...7i16384!8i8192

    A longer bridge with an old-school lift bridge
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8053...7i16384!8i8192

    Four abandoned GP9 engines in Eureka, CA
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8038...7i13312!8i6656

    A trapped BN centerbeam
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7988...7i13312!8i6656

    A trapped baggage car and and a small abandoned yard (go to satellite view)
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7228...7i13312!8i6656

    Then it goes over this MASSIVE trestle (well, massive for the time and for the context)
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6366...7i16384!8i8192

    Then it arrives at this abandoned industrial park
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5857.../data=!3m1!1e3
    and possibly station
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5835.../data=!3m1!1e3

    Abandoned crossing
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5755...7i16384!8i8192

    Abandoned yard
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5678.../data=!3m1!1e3

    Then a big abandoned Warren-Truss bridge
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5368...!7i7680!8i3840

    Then it goes over a big bridge over the side of a mountain
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4991...7i16384!8i8192
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5011.../data=!3m1!1e3

    After a hard to follow mountain section, it goes over another huge trestle with this drone shot.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.3540...!7i6000!8i3000

    Crossing in the middle of nowhere
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.3406...7i13312!8i6656

    After two more bridge I can't get to and a million back-and-forths, here it looks like the ROW was covered up by a landslide
    https://www.google.com/maps/@40.1060.../data=!3m1!1e3

    Is this an asteroid!?!?
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9610.../data=!3m1!1e3

    After a number of bridges and tunnels I can't be bothered to count, it finally comes to a bridge we can see.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6264...7i13312!8i6656
    another one
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5972...7i13312!8i6656
    guess what?
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5547...7i13312!8i6656

    This finally ends 120 miles and an hour of my life later, at The Skunk Train tourist operation
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.4143.../data=!3m1!1e3

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    Some entries from me, this time from Thailand:

    1. Abandoned rails of Songkhla branch line that starts from Hat Yai Station, with this photograph was taken at the location near the first station of Hat Yai (U-Taphao station, closed after the station moved to present location due to repeated floods).

    2. This "floating on the air" rail is formerly a bridge located on the continuation of branch line to Songkhla station.

    3. While this truss bridge is now having no rails at all, it clearly tells people that there was a railway line from Hat Yai to Songkhla in the past (this line was closed in 1978).
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    That's interesting stuff. It was smart that they finally moved the rail line for obvious reasons.
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    In my area there are a few more major lines that have been removed over the years. The Manchester and Lawrence (M&L Branch) was built in 1841 and is one of the oldest lines in the region. This line ran between the name-sake cities in its entirety to the early 1980s then it was pulled apart in sections. The first part to go was from Manchester, to Derry, even though there are a substantial number of warehouses and plastics companies in and around Manchester and Londonderry. It didn't help that Manchester Airport was built right across the ROW shortly afterwards, which now precludes ever reopening the line again should that come to pass. The remaining part served some smaller industries along the line, but typical of Guilford (again) they didn't want small switching jobs and focused on the through freight.

    The line then got pulled up between Derry and Salem and Windham, NH. In Salem, New Hampshire, the line served a small steel fabrication company, Coca Cola, Agway Grain and Feed, and a Grossman's Lumber yard. This was a bit of busy switching at the end with an occasional run up to Cluff's Crossing on the Windham line to an industrial park. On the southern end, the line served Kaufman Plastics Corp. (KPI), a distribution warehouse and a slew of other industries in Methuen and Lawrence. In Lawrence proper, this line served another Agway on West Street, a steel recycling and milling operation, the old mills including the Malden Mills, and some operations in and out of there plus at one point the businesses along the canals.

    In 2001 Guilford put an end to all operations on what was left of the branch after letting the infrastructure rot. After a series of washouts, they claimed due to lack of business that they chased away, the line wasn't worth rebuilding and was closed. The tracks up to the New Hampshire line were owned by the MBTA, but a group of rail-to-trail lobbyists came in and convinced the "T" to sell the line for scrap. The rails were torn up and now Methuen pays a substantial amount for the trail maintenance up to the New Hampshire border. The parts south of the town, while are still a trail, are unsafe for use due to the bad neighborhoods it passes through. During the 1970s and 1980s, there were some system maps drawn that showed commuter service up to Route 213 which is a cutoff between Interstate 93 and Interstate 495.

    The line finally connected to the B&M mainline at South Lawrence after crossing over the Merrimack River on a dual-tracked wooden trestle. By the time I saw the trains running, the bridge had been single tracked with a switch put in for canal side running down Canal Street and along the North Canal.

    Just past the South Lawrence wye, was a switch a spur for a cement distributor. I think it was Wilson's Cement which was so common in the area at the time. There was also a switch off the line to serve the South Canal along Merrimack Street.

    Here's the South Lawrence wye. We will then follow the line up to Manchester in detail with a short side trip down by the canals.

    https://goo.gl/maps/sXZmVwDDN77tn78U8

    Located in the middle was the cement company, which was actually located where there was once an engine house and small turntable. I saw on an old city map. To the right used to be the east yard which today has been reduced to a few passing sidings with the main yard located due south of the wye near Andover Street. You can also see where the tracks ran along the South Canal at this end. There were some arson insurance jobs which took out many of the buildings on this side of the canal years ago.

    Crossing over the Merrimack, and we see Canal Street and Water Street intersection. Look at that spiderweb of girders. These once supported a maze of switches for spurs into the mills. The tracks used to cross over North Canal Street and follow the canal all the way down to the mills. The mills at this end used to have loading docks and sidings along the canal. Just on the north side of this intersection on the M&L branch was an operating semaphore signal that was still being used until the very end.

    https://goo.gl/maps/framE8gU4Ahm2xDD7

    This skewed truss bridge used to have tracks on it. Today, it's a trail.
    https://goo.gl/maps/xL5LWteCbtFemXbU9

    Located next to this bridge is a substantial mill building with a white roof. In the upper level, just off the canal, was a spur that entered into the building that served some inside loading docks. I saw the trestle once inside the building and it was amazing. There was a company I used to deal with that had its offices on that floor. By then, the spur to inside was abandoned.

    At the bridge, was a spur that continued down to the end of the canal where it meets up with the Spickett River and the Merrimack River.

    On the opposite side of the canal, on Canal Street proper, there used to be multiple industries including a paper company which burned down in the 1980s due to a static electricity spark, General Tire Corp., and a warehouse plus other bigger industries. Much of this is all gone now. The remaining Old Stone Mill still exists and is one of the oldest textile mill buildings in the US, dating back to about 1840 when Lawrence was built. The rest is a bunch of non-descript modern buildings and parking lots.

    The line continued up hill. Yes, it climbed up the side of Canal Street which is much changed and ended at the gas company at the end on Marston Street. The branch was quite steep at this end. I remember a lonely SW1200 pushing or pulling a single car or two and barely making it up the hill!

    Back at the branch again at Water Street and Broadway...

    We can see the steel mill complex that handled scrap steel and did some metal rolling. There used to be a number of flatcars coming in and out of here with rolled steel plates on it up until the early 2000s. This area is interesting. Before the Lawrence passenger station was moved from North Lawrence to South Lawrence, this was also the yard for the big substantial passenger terminal. This big Victorian station complete with a glass roofed platforms served a substantial number of trains including those from the now abandoned Manchester and Lowell. In the 30s' the station was moved to the east of the wye mentioned above. That building is now private businesses, and the station has moved again farther east towards North Andover.

    https://goo.gl/maps/rAFipCYhCXRjJNtq5

    Used to get train service.
    https://goo.gl/maps/94pkWR8VQ3RhPMLt6

    The Methuen rail trail starts at the Lawrence border and runs to the New Hampshire border.
    Here's the beautiful Methuen Depot.

    https://goo.gl/maps/5xD2J897yL7nvGjP8

    There used to be occasional boxcars parked on the spur here for the industrial park located a bit north.

    Moving on to New Hampshire, and this is now a trail as well forever never to see rails again. New Hampshire is not rail friendly and will not spend a dime on rails at all. They don't even pay anything for the Amtrak Downeaster or any other trains that pass through to Vermont and Montreal in the west.

    This is where KPI used to get hoppers of plastic pellets. The curved road where the trucks are now used to also have rails in it with the spur running against the building.

    https://goo.gl/maps/hF1SJMYRcgS1KdBAA

    This used to be the Rockingham Park racetrack.

    https://goo.gl/maps/2GyWUQQ5Q4rS59zFA

    There used to be a spur into the park and one that crossed the street to the Coke a Cola plant.
    Last edited by JCitron; January 31st, 2022 at 09:15 PM.
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