|Pioneer Valley; Springfield, Mass.|
The first stop the next morning was at the former B&A station in Westfield. The large brick structure now houses an insurance agency. Over the years, the railroad has been raised through this area, so now the CSX tracks are substantially higher than the old level of the platform floors. The Pioneer Valley used to cross CSX here on a diamond, but the elevated CSX right of way now covers where the diamond was. The bridge on the Pioneer Valley just south of CSX is now abandoned. Also nearby is what's left of a signal that controlled Pioneer Valley movements over the diamond.
|Boston & Albany; Westfield, Mass.; January 26, 2014|
|Chester Railway Station; Chester, Mass.|
|Chester Railway Station; Chester, Mass.; January 26, 2014|
|CSX; Washington, Mass.|
A few more photos from the day can be found here.
|CSX; Huntington, Mass.; January 26, 2014|