List of railroad lines in Massachusetts
This is a list of all freight railroad (not streetcar or rapid transit) lines that have been built in Massachusetts, and does not deal with ownership changes from one company to another. The lines are named by the first company to build or consolidate them.
- 1 B&A lines and related railroads
- 2 B&M lines and related railroads
- 3 Central Vermont lines and related railroads
- 4 NYNH&H lines and related railroads
- 5 Other railroads
- 6 See also
- 7 References
These railroads were owned by or closely related to the Boston and Maine Railroad.
Connecticut River Division
The Connecticut River Division was the former Connecticut River Railroad.
|Connecticut River Railroad||Springfield||Vermont state line in Northfield||Chicopee Falls Branch, Chicopee Junction to Chicopee Falls
East Deerfield Branch, Deerfield Junction to East Deerfield
Easthampton Branch, Mount Tom to Easthampton
The Eastern Division was the former Eastern Railroad.
|Asbury Grove Railroad||Wenham||Asbury Grove|
|Chelsea Beach Railroad||Oak Island Junction||Saugus River Junction|
|Eastern Railroad||East Boston||New Hampshire state line in Salisbury||Amesbury Branch, Salisbury to Amesbury
Charlestown Branch, Revere to Boston
Essex Branch, Wenham to Essex
Gloucester Branch, Beverly Junction to Rockport
Marblehead Branch, Castle Hill to Marblehead
Swampscott Branch, Swampscott to Marblehead
|Essex Branch Railroad||Salem||North Andover||Salem Harbor Branch, Salem to Salem Harbor|
|Newburyport City Railroad||Newburyport||Newburyport Wharf|
|Saugus Branch Railroad||West Lynn||Everett|
|South Reading Branch Railroad||Peabody||Wakefield|
The Fitchburg Division was the former Fitchburg Railroad.
The Southern Division was the former Boston and Lowell Railroad.
The Western Division was the original Boston and Maine Railroad.
|Boston and Maine Extension Railroad||Boston||Wilmington Junction|
|Boston and Portland Railroad||Wilmington||New Hampshire state line in Haverhill||Methuen Branch, Lawrence to New Hampshire state line in Methuen|
|Danvers Railroad||Wakefield||Danvers Junction|
|Danvers and Georgetown Railroad||Danvers Junction||Georgetown|
|Lowell and Andover Railroad||Lowell Junction||Lowell|
|Medford Branch Railroad||Medford Junction||Medford|
|Nashua, Acton and Boston Railroad||Acton||New Hampshire state line in Dunstable|
|West Amesbury Branch Railroad||Merrimac||New Hampshire state line in Merrimac|
Worcester, Nashua and Portland Division
The Worcester, Nashua and Portland Division was the former Worcester, Nashua and Rochester Railroad.
|Worcester and Nashua Railroad||Worcester||New Hampshire state line in Dunstable|
These railroads were owned by or closely related to the Central Vermont Railroad.
|Flynt's Granite Branch Railroad||Monson||Flynt and Company Granite Quarries (Flynt Quarry)||not owned by the Central Vermont|
|New London Northern Railroad||Connecticut state line in Monson||Millers Falls|
|Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad||Millers Falls||Vermont state line in Northfield||The rest of the V&M became part of the Boston and Maine Railroad.|
These railroads were owned by or closely related to the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.
The Berkshire Division was the former Berkshire Railroad.
|Berkshire Railroad||West Stockbridge||Connecticut state line in Sheffield|
|Stockbridge and Pittsfield Railroad||Van Deusenville||Pittsfield|
|West Stockbridge Railroad||West Stockbridge||New York state line in West Stockbridge (at the Boston and Albany Railroad junction)|
Central New England Division
The Central New England Division was the former Central New England Railway.
|Central New England Railway Springfield Branch||Connecticut state line in Agawam||Agawam Junction|
The Hartford Division was the former Hartford and New Haven Railroad.
|Hartford and Springfield Railroad||Connecticut state line in Longmeadow||Springfield|
The Midland Division was the former New England Railroad.
The Northampton Division was the former New Haven and Northampton Company.
|Holyoke and Westfield Railroad||Holyoke||Westfield|
|New Haven and Northampton Company||Connecticut state line in Southwick||Shelburne Junction||Turner's Falls Branch, South Deerfield to Turners Falls
Williamsburg Branch, Williamsburg Junction to Williamsburg
Old Colony Division
The Old Colony Division was the former Old Colony Railroad.
Providence and Worcester Division
The Providence and Worcester Division was the former Providence and Worcester Railroad.
|Providence and Worcester Railroad||Connecticut state line in Blackstone||Worcester|
|Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad||East Boston||Lynn||Winthrop Branch, Orient Heights to loop through Winthrop||see also Boston, Winthrop and Point Shirley Railroad and Eastern Junction, Broad Sound Pier and Point Shirley Railroad, which built lines and later abandoned them|
|Cape Ann Granite Railroad||Pigeon Cove Harbor||Cape Ann Granite Company quarries|
|Grafton and Upton Railroad||North Grafton||Milford||Upton Loop, West Upton to Upton|
|Hampden Railroad||Springfield||Bondsville||never opened, built by the Boston and Maine Railroad and New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad|
|Lancaster Railroad||Lancaster||Hudson||never opened, built by the Boston and Maine Railroad|
|Martha's Vineyard Railroad||Oak Bluffs||South Beach|
|Southern New England Railway||Palmer||Rhode Island state line in Blackstone||never finished, built by the Grand Trunk Railway|
|Union Freight Railroad||connecting lines in downtown Boston|