The Grafton and Upton Railroad

Chapters 1 - 5

By Gordon E. Hopper

Chapters 6 - 8   

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    Gordon Hopper's book, The Grafton and Upton Railroad, was
    given to me by Milford historian, the late Paul Curran, some years
    ago. He told me that Hopper intended to have it published, but
    died before he could get that done.

Hopedale Station 1989
Upton Station 1900
Grafton Center Railroad "dummy car" - 1874 - 1877
"Dummy" station at Grafton Center, 1876 - 1877
   1 - A RAILROAD IN OUR BACKYARD   
4 -  IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS A GRAFTON CENTER RAILROAD

                                                                        
Contents

     Introduction

    1. A Railroad in our Backyard

    2. A Rolling and Twisting Steel Trail

    3. From the Front End

    4. In the Beginning there was a Grafton Center Railroad

    5. Building the G & U

    6. Growth and Changes

    7.The Steam Saga

    8. The Electric Era

    9. Tale of the Trolley

    10. Diesels Do It

    11. Milford Yard - Southern Terminal

    12. Hopedale Yard Complex

    13. Upton's Busy Yard

    14. Grafton Center Yard - Yesterday and Today

    15. North Grafton Yard - Northern Terminal

    16. Rolling Stock

    17. Floods and Washouts

    18. Yard Equipment and Safety

    19. The G&U Employees

    20. Crossings, Bridges and Culverts

    21. Revenue Customers - Past and Present

    22. Relics and the Unusual

    23. Accidents and Fires

    24. Operations - 1988 - 1997