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  Railroad Museum
by ChristinaNest

This nice Victorian building in fact used to be the Chatham Railroad Station. It was built in 1887 and served a small connection line to Harwich. The seven mile long line to Harwich was built in seven days.
When motor vehicles became more wide spread the passenger traffic of the railways declined so the service was gradually shut down. Now where some of the old tracks were. there is a bike trail or roads.
The last time the station operated as such was on July 5th, 1937. The building was abandoned until 1960 when after restoration, it opened as a museum. It's owned by the town and run by volunteers.
The pcture was taken against the sun so it's a bit blurry, but in front of the building there is an original caboose built in 1910 that was used by New York Central.
Admission free
open Tueday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Address: 153 Depot Road, Chatham, MA 02633
Directions: Take route 28 at the end of Main Str., then left on Depot Str.
Website: http:///www.chathamrailroadmuseum.com/

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  • Written Apr 18, 2006
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