The pages above are from Gordon E. Hopper's History of the Grafton & Upton Railroad.

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    In the last paragraph, Hopper mentions that the crossing at Route 16 was covered with blacktop.
    Actually the tracks at the crossing were removed. The Hopedale Housing Authority had been
    having trouble for years with their sewage pump at the Griffin-Dennett Apartments, and found that
    sewage would flow by gravity if they could pipe it out from behind the apartments and cross
    Route 16 at the track crossing. As the items from their minutes below show, they paid the G&U
    Railroad $10,000 to be allowed to do this. The railroad could have used the money to replace the
    track, but evidently had so little business going that way that they chose not to do it.