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The (Railroad) Ties that Bind

On May 9 at 12 Noon, our next Preservation Conversation is happening virtually! Join us for "The (Railroad) Ties that Bind: The Central Mass Rail Trail and Norwottuck Network" with guest speaker Craig Della Penna. Within 150 miles of Northampton, MA lies the densest network of former steam railroad corridors in the United States. The longest, most complex of these corridors in New England is the MASS CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL (MCRT), which runs 104 miles from North Station in Boston to Union Station in Northampton. Come take a journey with Craig who will show you just how complicated this 40+ year journey has been and how we are likely in the home stretch to get it built out. And just what it will mean to the communities along the way. He will also give a glimpse into the future as for plans to create the best callout to railroad history on a rail trail in the U.S. Visit our Preservation Conversation page to join the Zoom!


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