The Provincetown railroad story

I’m on vacation this week and I like to learn more the civic life of the places I visit. Today, I attended a talk at the Provincetown Library called, “The Provincetown Railroad Story.” If you’ve ever been to P-town, you know there’s no train service there. But that wasn’t always the case — it turns out the trains started running from Boston to Provincetown in 1873. Passenger trains continued to run only through 1933 and freight train service ended in 1960. Sadly, the right of ways for the track were sold to private parties so there’s no chance of a revival. That’s a shame; given how crowded the room was at the library, there’s clearly a lot of interest still in train travel.

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