List of Old Colony Railroad stations

The following is a list of historic Old Colony Railroad (OCRR) stations, at the time of the 1893 lease by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad and shortly after.[1] City/town include current town name, some of which were incorporated after 1893. Stations currently used by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority or Amtrak are indicated within the notes column.

Map of OCRR lines, 1893

All stations are located in the state of Massachusetts unless otherwise noted.

Central DivisionEdit

Boston to PlymouthEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Boston Kneeland Street Station 0.0 (0.0)   Boston terminus later moved to South Station in 1899 by New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
South Boston  
Crescent Avenue  
Savin Hill   Now served by Red Line
Harrison Square   Junction with Shawmut Branch
Neponset   Junction with Dorchester and Milton Branch
Quincy Atlantic   Junction with Granite Branch, two blocks north of North Quincy Red Line station
Norfolk Downs  
Wollaston Heights   Now Wollaston, served by Red Line
Quincy   Now Quincy Center, served by Red Line, Greenbush Line, and Old Colony Lines
Quincy Adams Originally named South Quincy, now served by Red Line
Braintree Braintree   Junction with South Shore Branch
South Braintree   Junction with Middleborough-Fall River main line, site is now a shopping plaza
Weymouth South Weymouth  
Abington North Abington   Junction with Hanover Branch; station building is now a restaurant
Abington   Now served by Kingston/Plymouth Line
Whitman Whitman   Junction with Abington and Bridgwater Branch; now served by Kingston/Plymouth Line
Hanson North Hanson
South Hanson   Now served by Kingston/Plymouth Line
Halifax Halifax Now served by Kingston/Plymouth Line
Kingston Silver Lake
Kingston   Junction with South Shore Branch; station building is now a restaurant
Plymouth Cordage   Originally named North Plymouth and later Seaside; now Plymouth, served by Kingston/Plymouth Line
Plymouth  

Shawmut BranchEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Boston Harrison Square   Junction with Boston-Plymouth main line
Fields Corner   Now served by Red Line
Shawmut   Now served by Red Line
Ashmont   Now served by Red Line
Cedar Grove   Junction with Dorchester and Milton Branch; located south of current Red Line station

Dorchester and Milton BranchEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Boston Neponset  
Granite Bridge Junction with Shawmut Branch
Milton Milton   Originally named Milton Mills; now served by Mattapan Trolley
Central Avenue   Now served by Mattapan Trolley
Boston Mattapan   Now served by Mattapan Trolley

Granite BranchEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Quincy Atlantic   Junction with Boston-Plymouth main line
Milton East Milton
Quincy West Quincy   Junction with Boston-Plymouth main line just north of Braintree station

South Shore BranchEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Braintree Braintree   Junction with Boston-Plymouth main line
East Braintree  
Weymouth Weymouth   Now Weymouth Landing/East Braintree, served by Greenbush Line
Weymouth Heights  
East Weymouth   Now served by Greenbush Line
Hingham West Hingham Now served by Greenbush Line
Hingham  
Old Colony House Junction with Nantasket Beach Branch; now Nantasket Junction, served by Greenbush Line
North Cohasset
Cohasset King Street
Cohasset
Beechwood
Scituate North Scituate   Now served by Greenbush Line
Egypt  
Scituate  
Greenbush   Now served by Greenbush Line
Marshfield East Marshfield  
Sea View  
Marshfield Centre
Marshfield  
Webster Place  
Duxbury Duxbury  
South Duxbury  
Island Creek
Kingston Kingston   Junction with Boston-Plymouth main line

Nantasket Beach BranchEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Hingham Old Colony House Junction with South Shore Branch; now Nantasket Junction, served by Greenbush Line
Hull Nantasket  
Surfside
Irvington
Kenberma  
Strawberry Hill
Bay Side
Allerton  
Windermere
Stony Beach
Hull
Pemberton

Hanover BranchEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Abington North Abington   Junction with Boston-Plymouth main line; station building is now a restaurant
Rockland Rockland  
Hanover West Hanover
South Hanover
Hanover Four Corners

Whitman to Bridgwater JunctionEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Whitman Whitman   Junction with Boston-Plymouth main line; now served by Kingston/Plymouth Line
Washington Street
East Bridgewater Browns Station
East Bridgewater  
Elmwood  
West Bridgewater Westdale Junction with South Braintree-Fall River main line

Plymouth and Middleborough BranchEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Plymouth Plymouth   Junction with Boston-Plymouth main line
Darby  
Carver North Carver
Middleborough East Middleborough
Middleborough   Junction with South Braintree-Fall River, Cape Cod and Taunton lines; future station to be served by South Coast Rail and Middleborough/Lakeville Line

South Braintree to Fall RiverEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Braintree South Braintree   Junction with Boston-Plymouth main line, site is now a shopping plaza
Mayflower Park   Junction with Mayflower Park-Fall River main line, also known as Braintree Highlands
Holbrook Holbrook Now served by Middleborough/Lakeville Line
Avon Avon  
Brockton Montello   Now served by Middleborough/Lakeville Line
Brockton   Now served by Middleborough/Lakeville Line and CapeFlyer
Campello   Now served by Middleborough/Lakeville Line
West Bridgewater Matfield   Junction with Easton Branch
Westdale   Junction with Whitman Branch
Bridgewater Bridgewater   Station building is now a Burger King restaurant
Titicut
Middleborough Middleborough   Junction with Cape Cod, Taunton, and Plymouth branches; future station to be served by South Coast Rail and Middleborough/Lakeville Line
Lakeville Lakeville  
Berkley Myricks   Junction with Taunton-New Bedford Branch
Freetown Assonet  
Crystal Spring
Fall River Steep Brook
Bowenville   junction with Warren Branch; future Fall River station to be served by South Coast Rail
Fall River Wharf   Fall River Line wharf, on spur from main line
Ferry Street   Future Battleship Cove station to be served by South Coast Rail

Mayflower Park to Fall RiverEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Braintree Mayflower Park   Junction with South Braintree-Fall River main line; also known as Braintree Highlands
Randolph Randolph
Stoughton North Stoughton
Stoughton   Junction with Boston and Providence Railroad Stoughton Branch; now served by Providence/Stoughton Line
Easton North Easton  
Easton junction with Easton Branch
Raynham Raynham   junction with Whittenton Branch
Taunton Dean Street   Future Taunton station to be served by South Coast Rail
Weir Junction  
Weir Village  
North Dighton
Dighton Dighton
Somerset Somerset
Fall River Somerset Junction Junction with South Braintree-Fall River main line

Fall River to NewportEdit

State Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
MA Fall River Ferry Street   Future Battleship Cove station to be served by South Coast Rail
RI Tiverton Tiverton
Portsmouth Bristol Ferry
Coal Mines
Portsmouth Grove
Newport Middletown
Newport   Served by heritage Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad

Easton BranchEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Easton Easton junction with Mayflower Park-Fall River main line
South Easton
Sequosett
West Bridgewater Cocheset
West Bridgewater
Matfield junction with South Braintree-Fall River main line

Middleborough to TauntonEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Middleborough Middleborough 0 (0)   Junction with South Braintree-Fall River, Cape Cod, and Plymouth lines; future station to be served by South Coast Rail and Middleborough/Lakeville Line
Lakeville Turnpike 2.0 (3.2)
North Lakeville 2.9 (4.7)
Taunton Chage's 3.8 (6.1)
East Taunton 5.8 (9.3)
Cotley Junction 7.9 (12.7)   Not a station - junction with Taunton and New Bedford lines

Cape Cod DivisionEdit

Middleborough to ProvincetownEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Middleborough Middleborough   Junction with South Braintree-Fall River, Taunton, and Plymouth branches; future station to be served by South Coast Rail and Middleborough/Lakeville Line
Rock Village 39.3 (63.2)
South Middleborough 41.5 (66.8)
Wareham West Wareham 45.3 (72.9)   Junction with Fairhaven Branch; also known as Tremont
South Wareham 47.0 (75.6)
Parker Mills
Wareham 49.1 (79.0)   Now Wareham Village, served by CapeFlyer
Tempest Knob 51.1 (82.2)
East Wareham   Previously named Agawam, later Onset
Bourne Buzzards Bay 54.4 (87.5)   Junction with Woods Hole Branch; originally named Cohasset Narrows, now served by CapeFlyer and heritage Cape Cod Central Railroad
Bourne Originally named Monument, now served by CapeFlyer
Bournedale 58.1 (93.5)  
Sandwich Sagamore 59.6 (95.9)   Served by the heritage Cape Cod Central Railroad
Sandwich 62.0 (99.8)  
East Sandwich
Barnstable West Barnstable 69.2 (111.4)   Served by the heritage Cape Cod Central Railroad
Barnstable 72.8 (117.2)  
Yarmouth Yarmouth 75.4 (121.3)   Junction with Hyannis Branch; also known as Yarmouthport
Bass River 79.7 (128.3)   Also known as South Yarmouth
Dennis South Dennis 81.0 (130.4)  
Harwich North Harwich 82.6 (132.9)  
Harwich 84.4 (135.8) Junction with Chatham Branch
Pleasant Lake 86.3 (138.9)  
Brewster Brewster 89.2 (143.6)  
East Brewster 91.7 (147.6)
Orleans Orleans 94.1 (151.4)  
Eastham Eastham 97.0 (156.1)  
North Eastham 99.5 (160.1)
Wellfleet South Wellfleet 103.8 (167.0)
Wellfleet 105.7 (170.1)  
Truro South Truro 108.7 (174.9)
Truro 110.5 (177.8)
Corn Hill  
North Truro 113.6 (182.8)   Later named Moorland
Provincetown Provincetown 120.3 (193.6)  

Chatham BranchEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Harwich Harwich Junction with Cape Cod main line
Harwich Center
South Harwich
Chatham South Chatham  
Chatham   historic depot now the Chatham Railroad Museum[2]

Hyannis BranchEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Yarmouth Yarmouth Junction with Cape Cod main line
Barnstable Hyannis   Now Hyannis Transportation Center, served by Cape Flyer and heritage Cape Cod Central Railroad
Hyannisport  

Woods Hole BranchEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Bourne Buzzards Bay   Junction with Cape Cod main line; originally named Cohasset Narrows, now served by CapeFlyer and heritage Cape Cod Central Railroad
Monument Beach  
Pocasset  
Cataumet  
Falmouth North Falmouth   Junction Camp Edwards spur
West Falmouth  
Falmouth  
Woods Hole  

Martha's Vineyard RailroadEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Oak Bluffs Oak Bluffs
Edgartown Edgartown
Katama
South Beach

Fairhaven BranchEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Wareham West Wareham   Junction with Cape Cod main line; also known as Tremont
Marion Marion
Mattapoisett Mattapoisett
Fairhaven Fairhaven

Taunton and New Bedford linesEdit

Mansfield to New BedfordEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Mansfield Mansfield   Junction with Boston and Providence line; current MBTA Commuter Rail station
Norton Norton   historic depot now a private residence
Taunton Cranes
Attleborough Junction Junction with Taunton-Attleborough Branch
Whittenton Junction with Whittenton Branch
Taunton Central   site now a shopping plaza
Weir Junction   Junction with Mayflower Park-Fall River main line
Cotley Junction   Not a station - junction with Middleborough–Taunton branch
Berkley Myricks   Junction with South Braintree-Fall River main line
Freetown East Freetown
Braleys  
New Bedford Acushnet   Planned site of Church Street station
Mount Pleasant Junction Junction with Fall River line
New Bedford  
New Bedford Wharf

New Bedford to Fall RiverEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
New Bedford Mount Pleasant   near junction with Taunton-New Bedford line
Dartmouth North Dartmouth
Hicksville  
Westport Westport Factory located at Highland Road
Hemlock
North Westport
Fall River Flint Village located at Quequechan Street
Watuppa   located at what is now Plymouth Avenue

Taunton to AttleboroughEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Taunton Junction with Taunton-Mansfield line  
Norton Norton Furnace
Chartley
Attleborough Barecroft
Junction with Boston and Providence line

Northern DivisionEdit

Mansfield to FitchburgEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Mansfield Mansfield   junction with Boston and Providence line; Mansfield (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
Foxborough Foxborough  
North Foxborough Foxboro (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop located north of historic station site
Walpole South Walpole   crosses Wrentham-Dedham line
Walpole   crosses New York and New England Railroad main line
Medfield Medfield  
Sherborn South Sherborn
Framingham South Framingham   line crosses Boston and Albany Railroad main line; Framingham (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop located behind historic Boston and Albany station, which is now a restaurant
Lake View  
Framingham   junction with Framingham and Lowell line
Southborough Fayville
Southborough  
Marlborough Marlborough Junction junction with short branch to Marlborough
Northborough Rock Hill
Northborough
Berlin Berlin
West Berlin   crosses Boston & Maine Central Mass. Division line
Bolton Ballville
Clinton Lancaster Mills Branch   Junction with Lancaster Mills Branch
Clinton crosses Boston & Maine Worcester, Nashua and Portland Division line
Sterling Pratts Junction Junction with Fitchburg and Worcester Branch; south to Sterling and Sterling Junction
Leominster Gates Crossing
Leominster
West Leominster
Fitchburg South Fitchburg
Fitchburg   junction with Fitchburg Railroad; Fitchburg (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop

Framingham to LowellEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Framingham Framingham   junction with Mansfield-Fitchburg line
North Framingham  
Sudbury South Sudbury
Sudbury
North Sudbury
Concord Concord Junction
Middlesex Junction
Acton Acton
North Acton Junction with Concord Railroad, Nashua Branch
Carlisle Carlisle
Chelmsford South Chelmsford
Chelmsford
Lowell Lowell   Junction with Boston and Maine Railroad at Ayers City; Lowell (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop located just north of former junction; historic Lowell B&M station was located further north on Dutton Street

Boston and Providence DivisionEdit

Boston to ProvidenceEdit

State Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
MA Boston Boston (Park Square)   moved to South Station in 1899
Crossing of Boston and Albany Railroad near Dartmouth Street, now site of Back Bay (MBTA station)
Chickering Massachusetts Avenue (MBTA Orange Line station) located one block north of historic Chickering station
Roxbury   now Roxbury Crossing (MBTA station) Orange Line stop
Heath now Jackson Square (MBTA station) Orange Line stop
Boylston   now Stony Brook (MBTA station) Orange Line stop
Jamaica Plain   now Green Street (MBTA station) Orange Line stop
Forest Hills   junction with West Roxbury Branch; Forest Hills (MBTA station) Orange Line and Commuter Rail (Needham Line) stop
Mt. Hope   Closed in 1979
Clarendon Hills (Hyde Park)  
Hazelwood (Hyde Park)  
Hyde Park   Hyde Park (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
Readville   Readville (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop Franklin Line
Dedham Green Lodge
Canton Canton Junction   junction with Stoughton Branch; Canton Junction (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
Sharon Sharon   Sharon (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
Sharon Heights  
Foxborough East Foxborough  
Mansfield Mansfield   junction with Framingham/Taunton branches; Mansfield (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
West Mansfield
Attleborough Attleborough   junction with Taunton/North Attleborough branches; Attleboro (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
Dodgeville
East Junction junction with India Point Branch
Hebronville
RI Pawtucket Pawtucket-Central Falls  
Broad Street
Woodlawn
Providence Providence   Providence Amtrak/MBTA station relocated in 1986

Stoughton BranchEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Canton Canton Junction   junction with Boston and Providence main line
Canton Canton Center (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
Springdale Springdale station (Massachusetts)
Stoughton West Stoughton
Stoughton Central   Stoughton (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
Junction with Mayflower Park-Fall River main line

West Roxbury to AttleboroughEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Boston Forest Hills   junction with Boston and Providence main line; Forest Hills (MBTA station) Orange Line and Commuter Rail (Needham Line) stop
Roslindale   Now Roslindale Village (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
Central Station (West Roxbury) now Bellevue (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
Highland   now Highland (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
West Roxbury   now West Roxbury (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
Spring Street
Boston Dedham   junction with Dedham-Readville Branch
Junction with New York and New England Railroad
Westwood Islington Islington (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
Norwood Ellis
Railroad Ave   now Norwood Depot (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
Norwood Central   Norwood Central (MBTA station) Commuter Rail stop
Winslow junction with New York and New England Railroad
Walpole Cedar Junction junction with Mansfield-Framingham line
Norfolk Pondville
Wrentham Wrentham  
Wampum
Plainville Plainville
North Attleborough North Attleborough  
Attleborough Farmers
Attleborough   junction with Boston and Providence Railroad main line

India Point BranchEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Attleborough East Junction junction with Boston and Providence main line
Seekonk Perrins
East Providence Rumford
Junction with Providence and Worcester line
Junction with Providence-Bristol line crosses Seekonk River at India Point; crossing moved north in 1908 with opening of East Side Railroad Tunnel

Other linesEdit

Providence to BristolEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Providence Providence / India Point later relocated to Providence Union Station with opening of East Side Railroad Tunnel in 1908.
East Providence East Providence junction with India Point Branch[3]
Kettle Point
Squantum
Silver Spring
Union Club
Pomham Club
Riverside  
Bullocks Point  
Barrington Drownsville
Nyatt
Barrington
Warren Warren Junction with Warren-Fall River branch
Bristol Bristol

Warren to Fall RiverEdit

Location Station Mile (km) Image Notes
Warren Warren junction with Providence-Bristol line
Swansea Coles
South Swansea
Somerset Brayton Point
Fall River Bowenville crosses Taunton River at Slades Ferry Bridge and joins Fall River main line

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1891 Massachusetts State Atlas, Geo H Walker & Co
  2. ^ Chatham Railroad Museum Archived 2010-10-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Providence County Atlas, 1895