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Massachusetts Central Railroad

The Massachusetts Central Railroad was organized in 1979 to operate freight service over a 26 mile pike from Palmer, Massachusetts, northeast to South Barre. The line is a former Penn Central (ex New York Central) branch, and today principle traffic includes containers, plastics, coal, and paper. The right of way was built by the Ware River Railroad in the 1870s. Currently the line is owned by the commonwealth of Massachusetts and leased to the MCER for operation. Interchange is at Palmer with CSX Transportation and the New England Central Railroad.

HawkinsRails thanks Al Randall for updated information and recent pictures of #2100

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