Friends of Bedford Depot Park is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that honors and preserves the railroad history in Bedford, Massachusetts, and surrounding communities. Our goals include supporting the Depot Park complex at the Bedford terminus of the Minuteman Bikeway and providing amenities and information to local rail-trail users.
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Bedford Depot in 1949


Inside you may learn more about the Depot Park project, the Minuteman Bikeway, the Bedford Narrow-Gauge Rail-Trail, the Reformatory Branch Rail-Trail, the railroad history that predates the trails, restoration of a passenger car that operated between Bedford and Boston, the Billerica & Bedford Railroad, oral history recordings, our online store, and more. A high-speed Internet connection is recommended.

Bedford Freight House
120 South Road
Bedford, Massachusetts 01730

The "BB Local," the Lexington Branch local freight train, is seen at Bedford Depot on April 5, 1949, as it continues northward to Billerica. Boston & Maine Railroad "Mogul-type" engine #1454 is in charge this early spring day. Our thanks go to John M. Boardman for recording this classic scene from a bygone era.

Bedford Depot Park panorama photo