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Such use of the rail bed is illegal, but usually not enforced. Legal use of the rail bed would only occur if a lease were signed with EOT.

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Probably not. An unplowed trail would be available for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

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No. CSX has removed the rails and ties from the Mass. Central crossing south to Route 9. With the recent rise in scrap metal prices, the rails have become valuable. Removal of the rails and … More

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There are several options for all or some of the trail: Conventional asphalt Asphalt with and colored-chip stone surface Many variants of non-asphalt material with a binder Stone dust Dirt A rail trail designed according … More

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For most of its length, the right of way is 66 feet wide centered on the tracks. Just north of Route 20, the right of way narrows to 50 feet. A title review and survey … More

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A feasibility study of the Sudbury to Lowell rail trail was done in 1987 by a state agency and the study said that a rail trail is feasible. The same state agency released a feasibility … More

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The state-owned rail bed is 4.6 miles. The CSX-owned rail bed is 1.3 miles.

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The former Framingham to Lowell Rail Line (the proposed Bruce Freeman Rail Trail) has two segments. The state of Massachusetts owns the rail bed north of the east-west crossing of the Mass. Central rail line … More