Learn About The History Of Railroads In Tewksbury & Wilmington On June 3

TEWKSBURY, MA — The Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Historical Society invites Tewksbury and Wilmington residents to a presentation on “The History of Railroads in Tewksbury and Wilmington” on Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, at the Library (300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury).

Tewksbury and Wilmington once featured a dense network of railroad lines. Today, some of these lines remain in service, while others have vanished, leaving only their rights-of-way behind. This presentation, led by Ronald Dale Karr, will explore why these railroads were built in the first place, and why some have survived and others are only fading memories.

The author of The Rail Lines of Southern New England (2 editions) and Lost Railroads of New England (3 editions), Ronald Dale Karr is a retired reference librarian at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a historian who has taught at several universities and published in many journals. He lives in Pepperell, where he is currently chair of the historical commission.

Registration is recommended for planning purposes. Register HERE.

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