Centre Depot Station, Water Street, 1961

Title:

Centre Depot Station, Water Street, 1961

Publisher:

[Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department,

Date:

2009

Description:

Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Historical Society.

"The Centre Depot on Water Street was once a bustling railroad station, servicing passengers on the South Reading Branch Railroad (later the Eastern and Boston and Maine Railroads) and the Newburyport Branch Railroad (later Boston and Maine) both of which originated at the Wakefield Junction station. According to the Wakefield Historical Society, a station was built on the site somewhere around 1875. By 1885, the station was servicing 10 outbound and 10 inbound trains each day and was equipped with a baggage room, as well as a passenger waiting room. Passenger service from South Reading to South Peabody was halted in 1926 and the Wakefield Junction to Wakefield Centre line was abandoned in 1935. Freight lines operated for many years along the rails. The Danversport area still received occasional shipments via the Newburyport Line from Wakefield as recently as the mid-1980s." - Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Donofrio.

Subject:

Railroad stations -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield; Railroads -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield.

Wakefield (Mass.) -- History -- Pictorial works.

Collection :

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department calendars

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Citation :

"Centre Depot Station, Water Street, 1961 ," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #12180, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/12180 (accessed July 28, 2014).