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This Day In Norwood History- July 17, 1891-Winslow Train Station Abolished, Leading to Construction of Subway Hill

Norwood Ma Subway Hill
The at and , designed to eliminate the for , is shown here during around 1897. Photo colorized by the Historical Society

DANGEROUS GRADE CROSSINGS


To be Abolished at Winslow and Norwood Stations.


. July 17.—The dangerous grade crossing at Winslow station, , the scene of several accidents, is to be abolished. Surveys, tending to its abolition, are now being made by Civil Engineer of , who is acting under the orders of the . The grade crossing of Norwood central station, a short distance below the other, is also to be abolished. It will cost about $40,000 to abolish the grade crossing at Winslow station, and some $25,000 to do away with that at Norwood central. The company is to pay 65 percent of the cast of abolition of these grade crossings and the and county of Norfolk the balance. Engineer Endicott is being hurried in his surveys, in order that plans may be filed and the work started. After the plans are filed the railroad company has a year’s time in which to do the work.

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