B&M Locomotive #410 and Combine will be open for visitors at the Lowell Folk Festival at the Dutton Street Trolley Stop.
Step inside for a look at Lowell’s railroading history, a model train layout, and ongoing preservation and restoration efforts.
Saturday & Sunday, July 25-26, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society is currently restoring B&M Steam Locomotive #410 located on Dutton Street in Lowell along with a former B&M Passenger Car. Inside the car is a walk thru history of railroading in the Lowell area along with a model train layout. All of this work is done by volunteers with money coming from society fundraising and donations. The steam locomotive is one of only five B&M steam locomotives left in existence and the only one in Massachusetts. More on Historic B&M Locomotive #410.
The Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society is a Massachusetts non-profit educational organization founded in 1971 to preserve material relating to the history of the Boston & Maine Railroad and its predecessor companies The Society publishes a Newsletter, Modeler’s notes, and a periodical journal called the “B&M Bulletin.” The newsletter is produced bi-monthly and keeps members up to date on Society affairs, as well as timely events concerning the Boston & Maine and other New England rail lines.
The Boston & Maine archival collection is maintained at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell in the Center for Lowell History Special Collections library. The collection contains a vast quantity of materials, much of it donated by the railroad, as well as by members and other individuals.