Railroads in Southborough

The Boston and Albany was one of the great rail lines, serving most of Massachusetts with service to Albany and from there to all points. In this view the express steam locomotive rushes towards Boston. The little hip roofed station seen just to the right was one of many designed for the B&A by the famous architect H. H. Richardson. Westborough and Ashland still retain theirs (albeit not as functioning depots). Southborough, however, saw fit to sell the building for its stone in the 1970s — a valuable lesson in what happens when a community doesn’t actively preserve its historic architecture. © Southborough Historical Society

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