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THE MIDDLEBORO LINE
Braintree - Brockton - Middleboro


NHRHTA Publications:

The NHRHTA has published the following items on the Middleboro Line:

Shoreliner®:

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Volume 15 Issue 2 1984
  • "An Old Colony 'Dude'" -- The history of the famous Flying Dude, a seasonal private train which ran between Boston, Fairhaven and Woods Hole from 1884 until World War I. 8 pages with photos.
Volume 15 Issue 3 1984
  • "On the New Haven...Today -- Cape Cod Passenger Service" -- News on the recent restoration of seasonal Boston area passenger service to the Cape by the Cape Cod & Hyannis Railroad. 2/3 page with photos.
Volume 16 Issue 1 1985
  • "On the New Haven...Today -- Old Colony Restoration" -- Discusses the recently-released 'Old Colony Feasibility Study', which lays the groundwork for restoration of commuter rail service to Greenbush, Plymouth/Kingston and Middleborough. 2 pages with tables and photos.
Volume 18 Issue 2 1987
  • Inside cover photo of DL-109s #0734 and 0706 in mixed liveries with freight at Middleboro, August 29, 1949. 1/2 page.
Volume 18 Issue 4 1987
  • "On the New Haven ... Today" -- News on Massachusetts' plans to restore commuter rail service to Greenbush, Plymouth, Middleborough, Taunton and Medfield. 3/4 page.
Volume 19 Issue 1 1988
  • "Trolley Stop: Trolley Freight and Express in Southern New England -- Eastern Massachusetts" -- Discusses the Bay State Street Railway Company, which served the area south of Boston, including Quincy, Hingham, Rockland, Brockton, Middleboro, New Bedford, Taunton, Fall River, Newport and Providence. 4 pages with photos, map and roster.
Volume 19 Issue 4 1988
  • "Cape Cod & Hyannis Railroad Ceases Operations" -- News about the end of the CC&H, following funding cutbacks by the state of Massachusetts due to the fiscal crisis of the lates 1980s. The CC&H operated service between the Cape and Braintree and Attleboro in the 1980s. 1/2 page.
Volume 27 Issue 1 1996
  • "Old Colony Commuter Service -- The New Haven's Problem Child -- Part 1" -- The history of The New Haven's Old Colony commuter service between Boston and Greenbush, Plymouth, Middleboro, Cape Cod, Taunton, New Bedford and Fall River. This 3-part series includes over 100 historic photos from the South Shore and southeastern Massachusetts. 30 pages plus cover photos.
Volume 27 Issue 2 1996
  • "Old Colony Commuter Service -- The New Haven's Problem Child -- Part 2" -- The history of The New Haven's Old Colony commuter service between Boston and Greenbush, Plymouth, Middleboro, Cape Cod, Taunton, New Bedford and Fall River. This 3-part series includes over 100 historic photos from the South Shore and southeastern Massachusetts. 24 pages plus cover photos.
Volume 27 Issue 3 1996
  • "Old Colony Commuter Service -- The New Haven's Problem Child -- Conclusion" -- The history of The New Haven's Old Colony commuter service between Boston and Greenbush, Plymouth, Middleboro, Cape Cod, Taunton, New Bedford and Fall River. This 3-part series includes over 100 historic photos from the South Shore and southeastern Massachusetts. 34 pages plus cover photos.
Volume 27 Issue 4 1996
  • "The New Old Colony" -- Photos of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's grand reopening of Old Colony commuter service to Kingston and Middleborough/Lakeville on 26 September 1997 and the opening of the new Plymouth station on 29 November 1997. 1 page.
  • "Old Colony Recollections -- of Herb Clark and Don Constantineau" -- Two former New Haven railroaders share their memories of working in Old Colony commuter and freight service in the 1940s and '50s. 18 pages.
  • "Notes on Some Old Colony Railroad Stations" -- Fran Donovan shares some historical notes on many of the Old Colony's stations. 4 pages.
Volume 36 Issue 4
  • "Braintree on the New Haven Railroad" -- Detailed history of the railroad in Braintree, MA, an important junction of several branches south of Boston.  38 pages, including photos, many in color, and maps.

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