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For the railroad in the U.S. state of Georgia, see Boston and Albany Railroad (Georgia). Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_0

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OverviewBoston and Albany Railroad_header_cell_0_0_0
Reporting markBoston and Albany Railroad_header_cell_0_1_0 B&ABoston and Albany Railroad_cell_0_1_1
LocaleBoston and Albany Railroad_header_cell_0_2_0 Massachusetts and eastern New YorkBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_0_2_1
Dates of operationBoston and Albany Railroad_header_cell_0_3_0 1867–1961Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_0_3_1
TechnicalBoston and Albany Railroad_header_cell_0_4_0
Track gaugeBoston and Albany Railroad_header_cell_0_5_0 4 ft 8 ⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gaugeBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_0_5_1

The Boston and Albany Railroad (reporting mark B&A) was a railroad connecting Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York, later becoming part of the New York Central Railroad system, Conrail, and CSX Transportation. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_1

The line is currently used by CSX for freight. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_2

Passenger service is still provided on the line by Amtrak, as part of their Lake Shore Limited service, and by the MBTA Commuter Rail system, which owns the section east of Worcester and operates it as its Framingham/Worcester Line. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_3

History Boston and Albany Railroad_section_0

When the Erie Canal opened in 1825, New York City's advantageous water connection through the Hudson River threatened Boston's historical dominance as the trade center of the United States. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_4

Since the Berkshires made construction of a canal infeasible, Boston turned to the emerging railroad technology for a share of the freight to and from the Midwestern United States. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_5

The Boston and Worcester Railroad was chartered June 23, 1831 and construction began in August 1832. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_6

The line opened in sections: to West Newton on April 16, 1834; to Wellesley on July 3; to Ashland on September 20; to Westborough in November 1834; and the full length to Worcester on July 4, 1835. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_7

The original single-track line was doubled-tracked from Boston to Framingham in 1839, and on to Worcester by 1843. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_8

In 1843 the B&W introduced season passes to West Newton for $60, effectively introducing the concept of commuter rail. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_9

The Western Railroad was chartered February 15, 1833 and incorporated March 15, 1833 to connect the B&W to the Hudson and Berkshire Railroad at the New York state line. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_10

Construction began in 1837, and the Eastern Division to the Connecticut River in Springfield opened on October 1, 1839. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_11

The summit of Charlton Hill drainage divide between the Atlantic coast and the Connecticut River is a rock cut 57 mi (92 km) west of Boston. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_12

The Western Division, through the Berkshire Hills, opened in sections from both ends from the state line to Pittsfield May 4, 1841, West Springfield to Chester May 24, 1841, Springfield to West Springfield (across the Connecticut River) July 4, 1841, Pittsfield to "Summit" August 9, 1841, and Chester to Summit September 13, 1841. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_13

The summit through the Berkshires is known as Washington Hill. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_14

Eastbound trains climb 6 mi (9.7 km) of 1.4% grade while westbound trains climb 10 mi (16 km) of slightly steeper grade to reach the 4 mi (6.4 km) of fairly level track across the drainage divide between the Connecticut and Hudson Rivers. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_15

On October 4, 1841 the first train ran along the full route. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_16

The only true tunnel on the B&A is State Line Tunnel in Canaan, New York, about 2 mi (3.2 km) west of the Massachusetts state line. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_17

The original bore was augmented by an improved alignment in 1912, and the original bore was abandoned in the late 20th century. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_18

The Castleton and West Stockbridge Railroad was incorporated in New York in 1834 as the New York part of the Western Railroad, and changed its name to the Albany and West Stockbridge Railroad (chartered May 5, 1836, organized May 20). Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_19

Construction began in December 1840 and the line opened from Greenbush (east of Albany) to Chatham on December 21, 1841 and to the Massachusetts state line on September 12, 1842. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_20

It was leased to the Western Railroad for 50 years from November 11, 1841. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_21

This railroad replaced the Hudson and Berkshire Railroad east of Chatham, which was abandoned around 1860. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_22

The connection from Boston to Albany formed the longest and most expensive point-to-point railroad yet constructed in the United States. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_23

Two mergers, on September 4, 1867 and December 28, 1870 brought the three companies, along with the Hudson and Boston Railroad, together into one company, known as the Boston and Albany Railroad. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_24

The New York Central and Hudson River Railroad leased the B&A for 99 years from July 1, 1900. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_25

This lease passed to the New York Central Railroad in 1914; throughout this, the B&A kept its own branding in the public eye. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_26

The NYC merged into Penn Central on February 1, 1968. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_27

New York Central began a major modernization program in 1912. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_28

The Castleton Cut-Off with a very large hi-level bridge over the Hudson River was built from the B&A at Post Road to a new rail yard at Selkirk, New York, to avoid the steep B&A grade from the Hudson River up West Albany Hill. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_29

Berkshire locomotives were designed to provide faster freight service over the B&A. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_30

In 1883, the B&A acquired track then owned by the New York and New England Railroad as far as Newton Highlands, and, in 1884, began the construction of a line northwest to the B&A mainline, creating a commuter loop. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_31

"The Circuit," as this route was called, officially opened in May 1886, providing double-track operation from downtown Boston through Brookline to Newton Highlands, then north into Riverside, and four tracks on the mainline from Riverside back to downtown so that commuter and mainline operations did not conflict. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_32

By 1889, as many as 35 trains traveled the Circuit daily, providing commuter service. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_33

In 1899, the new South Station union station opened in Boston, a few blocks northeast of the old terminal. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_34

That terminal had been located on the west side of Utica Street (Boston, from Kneeland Street south to Harvard Street, now part of the South Bay Interchange. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_35

Even earlier, the terminal was in the block bounded by Kneeland Street, Beach Street, Albany Street (now Surface Artery), and Lincoln Street. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_36

By the early part of the 20th century, commuter rail service was provided east of Worcester, with intercity rail continuing on west. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_37

During the 1940s period of peak passenger volume, the New Haven Railroad (with the cooperation of the New York Central) ran several Boston-New York City trains along the route to Worcester and Springfield and then south. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_38

The service included an overnight train with sleeping car service. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_39

The last passenger service on the line on April 30, 1971 before the creation of Amtrak was an unnamed Chicago-bound successor to the New York Central's New England States. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_40

The intercity trips were taken over by Amtrak on May 1, 1971, and, on January 27, 1973, the MBTA acquired the line east of Framingham. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_41

Service beyond Framingham was discontinued October 27, 1975, as the state did not subsidize it. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_42

Conrail took over Penn Central on April 1, 1976. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_43

On September 26, 1994, some rush hour trains started to serve Worcester on Conrail trackage (which became CSX trackage on June 1, 1999), extending to other times beginning on December 14, 1996. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_44

The MBTA acquired the rest of the line from Framingham to Worcester as part of an agreement announced in 2009. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_45

As part of the deal, clearances on the line west of Interstate 495 were improved, permitting full double stack service from Selkirk Yard in New York to an expanded CSX intermodal freight facility in Worcester and a transload facility near I-495. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_46

The deal was closed on June 17, 2010. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_47

CSX's Boston Subdivision retains the right to use certain MBTA-owned track. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_48

Since 1959, the former "Circuit" line, later called the Highland Branch, has been used as the grade-separated right-of-way of the MBTA's Green Line D branch light rail line. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_49

Named trains Boston and Albany Railroad_section_1

The Boston & Albany hosted many named long-distance trains of the New York Central system. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_50

Below is a list of named trains effective as of November 12, 1939. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_51

Westbound Boston and Albany Railroad_section_2

Boston and Albany Railroad_unordered_list_0

  • Empire State Express, Boston-Albany-Buffalo-Cleveland-Indianapolis-St. LouisBoston and Albany Railroad_item_0_0
  • The Mohawk, Boston-Albany-Buffalo-Cleveland-Chicago with connection at Cleveland for Indianapolis and St. LouisBoston and Albany Railroad_item_0_1
  • Ohio State Limited, Boston-Albany-Buffalo-Cleveland-Indianapolis-St. Louis with connection at Cleveland for CincinnatiBoston and Albany Railroad_item_0_2
  • New England States, Boston-Albany-Buffalo-Chicago with connection at Buffalo for Ashtabula, Youngstown, thence via Pittsburgh & Lake Erie to PittsburghBoston and Albany Railroad_item_0_3
  • The Wolverine, Boston-Albany-Buffalo-Niagara Falls-London (Ont.)-Detroit-Ann Arbor-ChicagoBoston and Albany Railroad_item_0_4
  • Lake Shore Limited, Boston-Albany-Buffalo-Cleveland-ChicagoBoston and Albany Railroad_item_0_5
  • Southwestern Limited, Boston-Albany-Buffalo-Cleveland-Indianapolis-St. Louis with connection at Cleveland for CincinnatiBoston and Albany Railroad_item_0_6
  • Cleveland Limited, Boston-Albany-Buffalo-ClevelandBoston and Albany Railroad_item_0_7
  • The Niagara, Boston-Albany-Buffalo-Niagara Falls-London (Ont.)-Detroit-Ann Arbor-Chicago with connection to Cleveland and Cincinnati at BuffaloBoston and Albany Railroad_item_0_8
  • The Iroquois, Boston-Albany-Buffalo-Cleveland-ChicagoBoston and Albany Railroad_item_0_9
  • South Shore Express, Boston-Albany-Buffalo-Cleveland-Chicago with connection to Chicago via Detroit at Buffalo and to Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and St. Louis at ClevelandBoston and Albany Railroad_item_0_10

Eastbound Boston and Albany Railroad_section_3

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  • The Iroquois, Cleveland-Buffalo-Albany-BostonBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_11
  • World's Fairliner, Chicago-Cleveland-Buffalo-Albany-Boston with connection from Detroit at BuffaloBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_12
  • New York Special, Chicago-Ann Arbor-Detroit-London (Ont.)-Niagara Falls-Buffalo-Albany-BostonBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_13
  • Fifth Avenue Special, Chicago-Cleveland-Buffalo-Albany-BostonBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_14
  • Southwestern LimitedBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_15
  • The WolverineBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_16
  • Ohio State LimitedBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_17
  • New England StatesBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_18
  • The Knickerbocker, Cleveland-Buffalo-Albany-BostonBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_19
  • The Water Level Limited, Chicago-Cleveland-Buffalo-Albany-BostonBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_20
  • Henry Hudson, Toledo-Cleveland-Buffalo-Albany-Boston with connection from Grand Rapids and Niagara Falls at BuffaloBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_21
  • Lake Shore LimitedBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_22
  • North Shore Limited, Chicago-Ann Arbor-Detroit-London (Ont.)-Niagara Falls-Buffalo-Albany-BostonBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_23
  • Maumee-Missourian, Chicago-Cleveland-Buffalo-Albany-BostonBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_24
  • The Forest City, Chicago-Cleveland-Buffalo-Albany-BostonBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_25
  • The De Witt Clinton, Chicago-Ann Arbor-Detroit-London (Ont.)-Niagara Falls-Buffalo-Albany-BostonBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_26
  • Boston Express, Chicago-Cleveland-Buffalo-Albany-BostonBoston and Albany Railroad_item_1_27

Southbound Boston and Albany Railroad_section_4

Boston and Albany Railroad_unordered_list_2

  • New York Express, North Adams-Pittsfield-Chatham-New York CityBoston and Albany Railroad_item_2_28

Branches Boston and Albany Railroad_section_5

Grand Junction Boston and Albany Railroad_section_6

The Grand Junction Railroad was chartered in 1847 as a reincorporation of the 1846 Chelsea Branch Railroad, meant to connect the lines north and west of Boston. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_52

The first section, from East Boston to Somerville, opened in 1849, and the extension to the B&W in Allston opened in 1856. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_53

The Eastern Railroad leased the line from 1852 to 1866, using part of it as their new main line. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_54

In 1866 the B&W bought the line (keeping trackage rights for the Eastern). Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_55

Brookline/Highland Boston and Albany Railroad_section_7

The Brookline Branch split from the main line in the west part of Boston's Back Bay, running southwest for 1.55 mi (2.5 km) to Brookline (the current location of Brookline Village station). Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_56

It opened in 1847. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_57

In Summer 1852 the Charles River Branch Railroad extended the line to Newton Upper Falls; this would eventually become part of the New England Railroad, an alternate route to New York. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_58

In 1882 the B&A bought part of the Charles River Branch, and in 1884 they built a line from Riverside to the branch, forming the Highland Branch, Newton Highlands Branch or "Newton Circuit". Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_59

Service ended in 1958, and the MBTA Green Line D branch light rail line started using the tracks in 1959. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_60

Newton Lower Falls Boston and Albany Railroad_section_8

The short 1.25 mile (2.0 km) Newton Lower Falls Branch opened in 1847, splitting from the main line just west of Riverside to Newton Lower Falls. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_61

At some point it was realigned to split at Riverside. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_62

Saxonville Boston and Albany Railroad_section_9

The Saxonville Branch opened in 1846, running 3.87 miles (6.2 km) from Natick to Saxonville. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_63

Framingham Boston and Albany Railroad_section_10

The Framingham Branch opened in 1849, running 2.06 miles (3.3 km) from Framingham to Framingham Centre. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_64

The Agricultural Branch Railroad was incorporated in 1847 and opened in 1855, continuing the branch to Northborough, and to Pratts Junction in 1866. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_65

It was leased by the B&W in 1853, but consolidated into the Boston, Clinton, Fitchburg and New Bedford Railroad in 1876 and leased to the Old Colony Railroad in 1879 after changing its name to the Boston, Clinton and Fitchburg Railroad in 1867. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_66

This company also used the Framingham Branch as part of its main line. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_67

Milford Boston and Albany Railroad_section_11

In 1847, the 11.97 mile (19.3 km) Milford Branch, splitting at Framingham, opened. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_68

A connection was later made at Milford to the Milford and Woonsocket Railroad and Hopkinton Railway. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_69

Most of the right-of-way (except for the short active section in Framingham) has been converted to part of the Upper Charles Rail Trail. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_70

Millbury Boston and Albany Railroad_section_12

The 3.07 mile (4.9 km) Millbury Branch opened in 1846 from a split at Millbury Junction on the Grafton/Millbury line to Millbury. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_71

Webster Boston and Albany Railroad_section_13

The Providence, Webster and Springfield Railroad was chartered in 1882, opened in 1884, and always leased to and operated by the B&A. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_72

The line formed a branch of the B&A from Webster Junction in Auburn to the Worcester and Norwich Railroad in Webster, with a short branch (East Village Branch) in Webster to East Village. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_73

Spencer Boston and Albany Railroad_section_14

The Spencer Railroad opened and was leased to the B&A in 1879, as a short branch from South Spencer to Spencer. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_74

The B&A outright bought it in 1889. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_75

North Brookfield Boston and Albany Railroad_section_15

The North Brookfield Railroad was chartered in 1874, incorporated in 1875 and opened in 1876, branching from the B&A in East Brookfield and running to North Brookfield. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_76

It was leased to the B&A from opening. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_77

Ware River Boston and Albany Railroad_section_16

The Ware River Railroad was chartered in 1868, running from Palmer to the Cheshire Railroad in Winchendon. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_78

The first section, from Palmer to Gilbertville, opened in 1870, and the rest in 1873. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_79

Until 1873 it was leased to and operated by the New London Northern Railroad; at that time the lease was transferred to the B&A, as a reorganization of the earlier company. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_80

Athol Boston and Albany Railroad_section_17

The Athol and Enfield Railroad and Springfield and North-Eastern Railroad were chartered in 1869, and succeeded by the Springfield, Athol and North-eastern Railroad in 1872, opening in 1873 as a branch from Athol Junction in Springfield to the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad in Athol. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_81

The B&A bought the line in 1880. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_82

The majority of the line was closed in the 1930s due to the formation of the Quabbin Reservoir. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_83

Chester and Becket Boston and Albany Railroad_section_18

The Chester and Becket Railroad was chartered in 1896 and opened in 1897 from Chester west to quarries in Becket. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_84

It was always operated by the B&A. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_85

North Adams Boston and Albany Railroad_section_19

The Pittsfield and North Adams Railroad was incorporated in 1842 and opened in 1846, having been already leased to the Western Railroad. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_86

It ran from North Adams Junction in Pittsfield to North Adams, where it connected to the Troy and Greenfield Railroad. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_87

Surviving structures along this branch include the Pittsfield & North Adams Passenger Station and Baggage & Express House in Adams, Massachusetts. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_88

Most of this line has been turned into the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_89

Hudson Boston and Albany Railroad_section_20

The Hudson and Berkshire Railroad was chartered in 1828 to build a line from Hudson, New York to the Massachusetts state line. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_90

Construction began in 1835 and was completed in 1838. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_91

The company was leased to the Berkshire Railroad, along with the connecting West Stockbridge Railroad, in 1844, but was bought by the Western Railroad in 1854. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_92

The name was changed to the Hudson and Boston Railroad in 1855, and the part east of Chatham was abandoned around 1860, as it duplicated the newer Albany and West Stockbridge Railroad (part of the B&A main line). Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_93

The rest of the line formed a cutoff between the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad towards New York City and the B&A. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_94

Post Road/Selkirk Boston and Albany Railroad_section_21

The Post Road Branch or Selkirk Branch was originally built as part of the Hudson River Connecting Railroad, a southern bypass of the Albany area. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_95

It opened in 1924, and the part of it from the B&A at Post Road Crossing (the crossing of the Albany Post Road) to Schodack Junction on the east side of the Hudson River became the B&A Post Road Branch. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_96

The rest became the New York Central Railroad's Castleton Cut-Off. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_97

Station and landscape design program Boston and Albany Railroad_section_22

The B&A undertook a significant program of improvement and beautification in the 1880s and 1890s. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_98

The B&A hired architect Alexander Rice Esty who designed the Boston passenger station which was completed in 1881, the year of Esty's death. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_99

That same year, the B&A hired architect Henry Hobson Richardson to design a series of passenger stations. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_100

Over the next five years, Richardson was responsible for nine B&A stations (Auburndale, Chestnut Hill, Elliot, Waban, and Woodland (Newton, MA), Wellesley Hills, Brighton, South Framingham, and Palmer), as well as a dairy building; he also provided designs for passenger cars. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_101

At the same time, the B&A hired landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to design the grounds of several stations and to work with the railroad to establish a landscape beautification program for other stations. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_102

After Richardson's death, the B&A commissioned his successors, Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, to design 23 additional stations between 1886 and 1894. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_103

The B&A's innovative program of well-designed stations and landscape served as a model for several other railroads around the turn of the 20th century. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_104

Main line station listing Boston and Albany Railroad_section_23

Mileposts noted here reflect the 1899 opening of South Station, which extended the line about 0.2 miles (0.32 km) from the previous Kneeland Street terminal. Boston and Albany Railroad_sentence_105

Boston and Albany Railroad_table_general_1

StateBoston and Albany Railroad_header_cell_1_0_0 MilepostBoston and Albany Railroad_header_cell_1_0_1 CityBoston and Albany Railroad_header_cell_1_0_2 StationBoston and Albany Railroad_header_cell_1_0_3 NotesBoston and Albany Railroad_header_cell_1_0_4
MABoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_1_0 0.0Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_1_1 BostonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_1_2 South StationBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_1_3 Replaced an older terminal.Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_1_4
1.3Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_2_0 Back BayBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_2_1 Originally opened around 1880 as Columbus Avenue; replaced by Huntington Avenue and Trinity Place in 1899. Those stations were closed in 1964, when Back Bay station began serving the B&A.Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_2_2
2.5Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_3_0 LansdowneBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_3_1 Former junction with the Highland Branch. Formerly known as Yawkey; former station at the site was variously known as Beacon Street, Brookline Junction, and Mill Dam.Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_3_2
3.1Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_4_0 UniversityBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_4_1 Closed in April 1959; originally Cottage FarmBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_4_2
3.5Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_5_0 Junction with Grand Junction Branch (not a station)Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_5_1
4.3Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_6_0 AllstonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_6_1 Closed in April 1959.Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_6_2
4.7Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_7_0 Boston LandingBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_7_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_7_2
5.1Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_8_0 BrightonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_8_1 Closed in April 1959Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_8_2
5.9Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_9_0 FaneuilBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_9_1 Closed in April 1959.Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_9_2
7.2Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_10_0 NewtonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_10_1 NewtonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_10_2 Closed in April 1959.Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_10_3
8.1Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_11_0 NewtonvilleBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_11_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_11_2
9.5Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_12_0 West NewtonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_12_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_12_2
10.5Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_13_0 AuburndaleBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_13_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_13_2
10.9Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_14_0 RiversideBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_14_1 Closed October 27, 1977. Former junction with Highland Branch and Newton Lower Falls Branch.Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_14_2
12.7Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_15_0 WellesleyBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_15_1 Wellesley FarmsBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_15_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_15_3
13.5Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_16_0 Wellesley HillsBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_16_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_16_2
14.8Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_17_0 Wellesley SquareBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_17_1 Originally Wellesley.Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_17_2
16.2Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_18_0 Lake CrossingBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_18_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_18_2
17.7Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_19_0 NatickBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_19_1 Natick CenterBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_19_2 Former junction with Saxonville BranchBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_19_3
19.1Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_20_0 WalkervilleBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_20_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_20_2
20.0Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_21_0 West NatickBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_21_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_21_2
21.5Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_22_0 FraminghamBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_22_1 FraminghamBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_22_2 Junction with Milford Branch, Fitchburg Subdivision (formerly Agricultural Branch), and Framingham SecondaryBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_22_3
24.2Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_23_0 AshlandBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_23_1 AshlandBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_23_2 Former location; closed in 1960. Former junction with Hopkinton Railway (NYNH&H)Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_23_3
25.2Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_24_0 AshlandBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_24_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_24_2
27.4Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_25_0 SouthboroughBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_25_1 SouthboroughBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_25_2 Former station at the site was known as CordavilleBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_25_3
28.1Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_26_0 SouthvilleBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_26_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_26_2
31.9Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_27_0 WestboroughBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_27_1 WestboroughBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_27_2 Former location; closed in 1960.Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_27_3
33.9Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_28_0 WestboroughBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_28_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_28_2
36.4Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_29_0 GraftonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_29_1 GraftonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_29_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_29_3
37.8Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_30_0 North GraftonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_30_1 Closed in 1960. Junction with Grafton and Upton RailroadBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_30_2
39.1Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_31_0 MillburyBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_31_1 Millbury JunctionBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_31_2 Former junction with Millbury BranchBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_31_3
44.3Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_32_0 WorcesterBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_32_1 WorcesterBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_32_2 Junction with Providence and Worcester Railroad (NYNH&H), Norwich and Worcester Railroad (NYNH&H), Worcester Branch (B&M) and Gardner Branch (B&M)Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_32_3
45.4Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_33_0 South WorcesterBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_33_1 Also called Hammond Street and Worcester JunctionBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_33_2
47.9Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_34_0 JamesvilleBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_34_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_34_2
50.6Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_35_0 AuburnBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_35_1 Webster Junction (not a station) – junction with Webster BranchBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_35_2
53.0Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_36_0 LeicesterBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_36_1 RochdaleBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_36_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_36_3
57.5Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_37_0 CharltonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_37_1 CharltonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_37_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_37_3
61.9Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_38_0 SpencerBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_38_1 South SpencerBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_38_2 Former junction with Spencer BranchBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_38_3
63.7Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_39_0 East BrookfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_39_1 East BrookfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_39_2 Former junction with North Brookfield BranchBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_39_3
66.9Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_40_0 BrookfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_40_1 BrookfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_40_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_40_3
69.6Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_41_0 West BrookfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_41_1 West BrookfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_41_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_41_3
72.6Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_42_0 WarrenBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_42_1 WarrenBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_42_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_42_3
74.9Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_43_0 West WarrenBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_43_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_43_2
78.4Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_44_0 BrimfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_44_1 West BrimfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_44_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_44_3
83.6Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_45_0 PalmerBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_45_1 PalmerBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_45_2 Junction with Ware River Branch and New England Central Railroad (formerly Central Vermont Railway)Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_45_3
88.7Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_46_0 WilbrahamBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_46_1 North WilbrahamBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_46_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_46_3
92.5Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_47_0 SpringfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_47_1 Oak StreetBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_47_2 Also known as Indian Orchard. Former junction with Athol Branch connectorBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_47_3
96.0Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_48_0 Athol Junction (not a station) – junction with Athol BranchBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_48_1
98.3Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_49_0 SpringfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_49_1 Junction with New Haven–Springfield Line (NYNH&H), Springfield and New London Railroad (NYNH&H) and Connecticut River Line (B&M)Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_49_2
100.8Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_50_0 West SpringfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_50_1 West SpringfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_50_2 Also called MittineagueBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_50_3
102.2Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_51_0 Agawam Junction (not a station) – former junction with Central New England Railway (NYNH&H)Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_51_1
107.9Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_52_0 WestfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_52_1 WestfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_52_2 Junction with Canal Line (NYNH&H)Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_52_3
112.0Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_53_0 RussellBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_53_1 WoronocoBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_53_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_53_3
115.4Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_54_0 RussellBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_54_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_54_2
119.2Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_55_0 HuntingtonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_55_1 HuntingtonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_55_2 Also known as Chester Village.Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_55_3
125.8Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_56_0 ChesterBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_56_1 ChesterBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_56_2 Former junction with Chester and Becket Branch. Also known as Chester Factories.Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_56_3
130.6Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_57_0 MiddlefieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_57_1 MiddlefieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_57_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_57_3
134.1Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_58_0 BecketBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_58_1 BecketBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_58_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_58_3
137.6Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_59_0 WashingtonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_59_1 WashingtonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_59_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_59_3
141.9Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_60_0 HinsdaleBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_60_1 HinsdaleBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_60_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_60_3
145.2Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_61_0 DaltonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_61_1 DaltonBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_61_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_61_3
148.2Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_62_0 PittsfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_62_1 North Adams JunctionBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_62_2 Junction with North Adams BranchBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_62_3
150.6Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_63_0 PittsfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_63_1 Junction with Stockbridge and Pittsfield Railroad (NYNH&H)Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_63_2
154.2Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_64_0 West PittsfieldBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_64_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_64_2
156.7Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_65_0 RichmondBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_65_1 Richmond SummitBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_65_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_65_3
158.8Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_66_0 RichmondBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_66_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_66_2
159.8Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_67_0 Richmond FurnaceBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_67_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_67_2
161.8Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_68_0 West StockbridgeBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_68_1 State LineBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_68_2 Former junction with West Stockbridge Railroad (NYNH&H)Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_68_3
New YorkBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_69_0 163.6Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_69_1 CanaanBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_69_2 Edwards ParkBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_69_3 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_69_4
167.0Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_70_0 CanaanBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_70_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_70_2
171.3Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_71_0 ChathamBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_71_1 East ChathamBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_71_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_71_3
175.0Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_72_0 Payn'sBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_72_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_72_2
177.2Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_73_0 GhentBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_73_1 ChathamBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_73_2 Former junction with Hudson Branch, Harlem Line (NYC) and Chatham and Lebanon Valley Railroad (Rutland)Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_73_3
182.1Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_74_0 ChathamBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_74_1 Chatham CenterBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_74_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_74_3
184.7Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_75_0 KinderhookBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_75_1 NivervilleBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_75_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_75_3
187.4Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_76_0 SchodackBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_76_1 Post RoadBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_76_2 Junction with Post Road BranchBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_76_3
190.1Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_77_0 Van HoesenBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_77_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_77_2
192.4Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_78_0 BrookviewBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_78_1 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_78_2
195.4Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_79_0 East GreenbushBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_79_1 East GreenbushBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_79_2 Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_79_3
199.8Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_80_0 RensselaerBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_80_1 Albany-RensselaerBoston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_80_2 Junction with Hudson River Railroad (NYC), Hudson River Bridge (NYC) and Troy and Greenbush Railroad (NYC)Boston and Albany Railroad_cell_1_80_3
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