Mass Bay RRE and the DCR
announce the 2012


Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26
Saturday, September 22 & Sunday, September 23
Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28

Saturday tours at 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM, Sunday tours at 1:00 PM
(Sunday tours at 9:00 AM run only with sufficient advance reservations)
(Special tours possible for pre-formed groups)


Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the remnants of and learn much of the fact, and fable, about the first chartered commercial railroad in our nation, right here in West Quincy and East Milton, Mass., as seen on Channel 5's TV newsmagazine, Chronicle.

On our guided, limited-capacity, 3-1/2-hour van tour - and a bit on foot, if you'd like some exercise - we'll visit the preserved 1826 railway terminus at Bunker Hill Ledge (in illustration); several surviving segments of the old right-of-way; some quarries with spectacular views; the 1830 double-track incline; the Neponset River wharf; and several structures significant to the granite, iron and railroad industries in Quincy.

TWO TOURS EACH DAY (see schedule above) at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. (Sunday AM runs only with sufficient advance reservations). Convenient meeting place at the Quincy Historical Society, 8 Adams St., Quincy Center (rear parking lot, one block north of Quincy Center Red Line/ Commuter Rail T station). Pickup also available at Milton T station, 8:30 AM - ride a restored PCC car on the Ashmont-Mattapan "High Speed Line"!

$10 donation requested from all participants.

(special tours possible for pre-formed groups)

Mass Bay RRE Tour Leader: Vic Campbell, 617-822-4046

Information for related activities/exhibits: DCR: 617-698-1802; Friends of the Blue Hills: 781-828-1805;
Quincy Historical Society: 617-773-1144


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