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Falmouth line gets some needed work...

The Falmouth branch on Cape Cod, MA, began some significant upgrading in 1978, after years of sub-10mph track speed, and in anticipation of the possibility of the return of passenger service. The Falmouth depot today still sports a high-level handicapped platform, which, to the best of my knowledge, was never really utilized.

Photographed by John A. Taylor, August 13, 1978.
Added to the photo archive by John A. Taylor, April 27, 2020.
Railroad: Conrail.

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Great to see past photo's of the Falmouth Secondary line ! Unfortunately the rail line was removed from Falmouth station to the Otis junction in North Falmouth for a bike path. The Falmouth Secondary line to North Falmouth connects to the Otis Industrial track which remains in active use to this day for the Military, Otis C&D transfer station and The Cape Cod Central scenic train. The good news is that as of 2018 it is in the process of being upgraded by MassDOT with culvert / crossing & signal replacements and will be getting a large scale tie change out this year, which will the first big tie change out since your posted 1978 photo's.

Posted by John A Speers on 2020-04-27 16:20:11

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