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FBDP Is the Recipient of the 2003 H. Albert Webb Railroad Preservation Award


The Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, Inc., (MBRRE) selected FBDP as the recipient of its 2003 H. Albert Webb Railroad Preservation Award. This $10,000 award was made by Leigh A. Webb in the memory of his father, the late H. Albert Webb, who was a longtime member of the Railroad Enthusiasts.

The money is being used by FBDP to establish a segment of narrow-gauge track on the roadbed of the Billerica & Bedford Railroad, the country's first two-foot-gauge railway. The track will be an "interpretive display" to educate the public about the B&B's history. It may also be used for future "live steam" excursions such as the event held last September for the B&B's 125th anniversary. photo

Read the President's Message about the narrow-gauge track project.

See a snapshot of the check presentation on March 23, 2003.

Read a letter from the donor, Leigh A. Webb, about the significance of this award.