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in: Ari-o; Ari-o > 2022-06-26

Jun 28, 2022 12:23 AM # 
Cristina:
That's spectacular.

Imagine what kind of epic rollerski adventure you can have once there is paved Bruce Freeman Trail connecting to paved MCRT in Sudbury.
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Jun 29, 2022 3:40 PM # 
Ari-o:
I could take a train to Lowell, rollerski to Weston or Waltham, and take a train home.

One day the BFRT will extend Lowell to Framingham, the MCRT will connect to the river paths and extend west to Clinton, and maybe they'll figure out a connection from the Reformatory Branch trail to the BFRT. And only a couple of miles between West Concord and South Action to pick up the ASRT, although there's no old railroad there to build a path over.

So, Lowell to Sudbury to Marlboro to South Acton.

Or roads, but cars are scary. They do have hills though.

The railroad network north and west of Boston may have been slightly overbuilt.
Jul 4, 2022 5:44 AM # 
o-maps:
My first job out of college (1973-1975) was at a company, Acorn Structures, on the rail line that is now the BFRT, in the building now labeled "Teamworks Acton" on OpenStreetMap, in Acton right next to the Concord town line (a short distance from the West Concord rotary). The company made pre-manufactured custom houses, and got some of its lumber shipments via that rail line. I don't think it was too many years after that when the rail line was abandoned.

I'll stretch a bit to make another orienteering connection out of this: One of the sales made by Acorn during my time there was to the parents of future US orienteering team member Margo (Thornton) Webber (who became better known as a triathlete than as an orienteer). I'd guess she lived her high school years in that house constructed of lumber shipped via the BFRT.
Sep 13, 2023 1:13 PM # 
Ari-o:
The company made pre-manufactured custom houses, and got some of its lumber shipments via that rail line.

My dad remembers seeing those trains crossing Route 2!

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