Saturday, July 27, 2013

B&M Stations Past

About 1960 I had a new camera and the first shots were railroad buildings near my home. Here's the Phillips Beach station in Swampscott, Massachusetts, on the Marblehead branch. This branch took commuters from the North Shore to Boston and from Swampscott to Salem and beyond. By the time I got there the railroad had been gone for four or five years.

About a mile away on the same branch was this slightly larger station in the Beach Bluff section of Swampscott. 

Here's a closer view of the station shows the classic "Eastern Station" design. Even the Maine two-footers used this same station design in Strong and Phillips, Maine.

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