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Milford Railroad Depot - Milford, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 08.398 W 071° 30.873
19T E 292201 N 4668377
Quick Description: This depot on the edge of downtown Milford, now a liquor store, was once a passenger rail station for a branch of the Boston and Albany Railroad.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/18/2012 7:13:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMENGF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 2

Long Description:
In Milford, along Central Street, is a stone building that was a passenger railroad depot.

The depot is a stone structure that has a hip roof. There are dormers on both sides with small windows. Most of the windows have been boarded up.

Milford was a junction between several railroads. According to text with a photo posted on Flickr, and a book (references below) this station was originally part of the Milford Branch of the Boston & Albany Railroad. The line was laid in 1848. This station was built around 1890 as a passenger depot. Passenger service remained on this line until 1959. Penn Central, which eventually took control of the line, abandoned it in 1972. There are no tracks by the station, today.

Milford has freight service still, but the nearest MBTA commuter rail station is on the Franklin-Forge Park line to the south. There is serious consideration to extend that line into Milford.


Source:

Karr, Ronald Dale. The Rail Lines of Southern New England: A Handbook of Railroad History. Branch Line Press: Pepperell, MA, 1995.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
Liquor Store


What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Boston and Albany Railroad

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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