Rails to Trails in Wayland - Wayland Public Library

Rails to Trails in Wayland - Wayland Public Library

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Raytheon Room, Wayland Public Library, September 3-30

Rails to Trails in Wayland
Photos and information from the Wayland Historical Society, the Weston Historical Society, Wayland residents, Rick Conard and Larry Kiernan, and Weston resident, Joel Angiolillo, hint at the massive changes wrought by railroads, the “internet” of the 1800s, to quiet Wayland. Changing market conditions encouraged Wayland’s support for railroad service through Wayland Center beginning in the late 1860s. Track construction was interrupted by financial downturns, but in 1881, Central Mass Railroad opened freight and passenger service from Boston to Hudson. Wayland farmers could ship their milk to Boston and have feed delivered. After WWI, cars, trucks and the Great Depression changed everything. By 1971, 90 years of passenger service ended. And in 1980 the last freight train passed through town.

Today, walking or bike-riding on the newly-paved Mass Central -Wayside Rail Trail, folks can use a handy guide available from the Depot to learn the functions of the freight house, turntable and water tanks, which supported those “behemoths” as they bisected Wayland.

Foyer, Wayland Public Library, September 3-30, 2019

FIVE CENTURIES TIMELINE and 15 iconic photographs originally assembled for Wayland’s celebration of our nation’s Bicentennial in 1976.

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Event Details

Date: September 27, 2019


This event also occurs on 09/30/2019

Location:
Wayland Public Library
5 Concord Road
Wayland MA 01778

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Wayland Historical Society
508-358-7959
info@waylandmuseum.org


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