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Billerica & Bedford Railroad
Two-Foot-Gauge Interpretive Track


B&B Railroad plaqueThe Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiats selected FBDP for its 2003 H. Albert Webb Memorial Railroad Preservation Award. This $10,000 grant, plus an additional $2,000 donation from the Amherst Railway Society, is making possible construction of a track segment along the roadbed of the Billerica & Bedford Railroad between Loomis Street and The Great Road in Bedford. This track segment honors the history of the country's first "two-footer."

This page chronicles the installation of the narrow-gauge track in photos. Clicking on a link will open a snapshot inside a new browser window. The more recent photographs are at the top of the list. Start at the bottom if you wish to view the photos sequentially.

We thank the volunteers on this project: David Buczkowski, Jean Paul Capistran, Earl Dickey, Tom Dickey, John Filios, Edward Ganshirt, Bob Gilligan, Steve Healy, Neil Leary, David McKenzie, Bill Marsh, John Mentzer, Barry Sampson, Jim Shea and Edward Stickney.

Would you like to help? Please e-mail foreman Tom Dickey to be on his contact list. His e-mail address is TomDickey@BedfordDepot.org.

We are documenting the track installation on video. If you have a high-speed Internet connection, click here to view a short QuickTime movie of early track work. (The file size is 3.4 megabytes. The running time is 57 seconds.)