Lexington Branch History | Billerica & Bedford Railroad | Oral History Recordings | B&B Interpretive Track
FBDP Is the Recipient of the 2003 H.
Albert Webb Railroad Preservation Award
PAGE UPDATED ON: FEBRUARY 5, 2012
The Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, Inc., (MBRRE) selected FBDP as the recipient of its 2003 H. Albert Webb Railroad Preservation Award. This $10,000 award was made by Leigh A. Webb in the memory of his father, the late H. Albert Webb, who was a longtime member of the Railroad Enthusiasts.
The money is being used by FBDP to establish a segment of narrow-gauge track on the roadbed of the Billerica & Bedford Railroad, the country's first two-foot-gauge railway. The track will be an "interpretive display" to educate the public about the B&B's history. It may also be used for future "live steam" excursions such as the event held last September for the B&B's 125th anniversary. photo
Read the President's Message about the narrow-gauge track project.
See a snapshot of the check presentation on March 23, 2003.
Read a letter from the donor, Leigh A. Webb, about the significance of this award.