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PDF of Trail Map

Attached is the PDF of the BCRT Map

BCRT Next Steps: May 2012

We're happy to report that in both Medfield and Dover, town meetings passed respective articles to allocate some nominal funds to contunue researching the rail trail, and to develop proposals for how the rail trail could be developed in each community.

In each case, the vote was more important than simply enabling further study (which would have proceded anyway). It was an opportunity to raise broader awareness about the project, and begin debating the issues. In Medfield, a public meeting prior to the vote weas well attended and, though it seemed as if attendees were supportive, it did allow the opportunity to hear specific questions, such as discouraging parking along Colonial Drive for people driving to the rail trail.

Best Management Practices for Controlling Exposure to Soil during the Development of Rail Trails

This document summarizes Best Management Practices (“BMPs”) that should be considered before, during, and after former railroad lines are converted to recreation trails.

Iron Horse Preservation Society FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Creating an Interim, Low-Cost Rail Trail

The Bay Colony Rail Trail is investigating the prospect of working with an organization called Iron Horse Preservation Society to remove the rails and ties from the unused railroad corridor running through Medfield, Dover, Needham and Newton. Once the existing materials are removed, the organization would create a crushed stone path – potentially at no cost to the community. This would result in the creation of a “linear park” as a recreational and environmental resource for the community that could reach completion in less time than most rail-trail projects across the country.

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The tracks curve - we are approaching Channings Pond

The tracks curve - we are approaching Channings Pond

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail DCR Maintenance Schedule

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail DCR Maintenance Schedule

BCLR 1705 approaching the May St., Needham crossing.

BCLR 1705 approaching the May St., Needham crossing.

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