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THE WRENTHAM LINE
Norwood - Cedar - Wrentham - North Attleboro - Adamsdale Jct.


NHRHTA Publications:

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

Shoreliner®:

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Volume 12 Issue 2 1981
  • "Trolley Stop: The Attleboro Branch Railroad" -- Discusses the conversion of the Attleboro - North Attleboro, MA, railroad line to a high-speed trolley line. 7 pages with photos and map.
Volume 21 Issue 3 1990
  • "Another Way to Boston -- The New York & New England in Northern Rhode Island -- Part 1" -- The history of the New York & New England Railroad and its predecessor lines in Rhode Island and nearby portions of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Includes a discussion of the Boston, Hartford & Erie's early attempts to construct a line via Wrentham parallel to the Boston & Providence, as well as the Rhode Island & Massachusetts Railroad's line between Franklin and Valley Falls. 11 pages with photos and maps.
Volume 22 Issue 1 1991
  • "Another Way to Boston -- The New York & New England in Northern Rhode Island -- Conclusion" -- The history of the New York & New England Railroad and its predecessor lines in Rhode Island and nearby portions of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The article is focused on the Pascoag branch, but the Wrentham line is mentioned and Wrentham line timetables are presented. 16 pages with photos, map and timetables.
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. Part 1 includes the story of the 88 station case, in which the New Haven proposed abandonment of 88 stations in eastern Massachusetts, including all passenger service on the Wrentham line. 30 pages plus cover photos.
Volume 35 Issue 3
  • "Bird Mills -- East Walpole on the Wrentham Branch" -- Discusses railroad operations around this important New Haven customer and nearby industries in East Walpole, MA. 21 pages with photos and maps.
Volume 37 Issue 4
  • "My Dad Maintained Cedar's Automated Diamond" -- Harry B. Chase discusses the history of Walpole Junction (Cedar) in Walpole, MA, including his dad's experiences maintaining the signals there, as well as Harry's memories of the junction. 8 pages, including photos, maps and diagrams.

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