Dorchester Atheneum
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Site Tips
> Home
> Agriculture
> Architecture
> Artists
> Authors
> Books
> Cemeteries
> Churches
> Dorchester Historical Society
> Entertainment
> Entertainers
> Industry & Commerce
   > Stephen Badlam, 1751-
   > Walter Baker Chocolate Co.
   > Blue Hill Bank of Dorchester
   > Dorchester Pottery
   > Gleason Pewter & Silversmith
   > Railroad Transportation
      > Creating the Tunnel Cap at Park Street
      > Trolley Car Houses at Neponset
      > Train Depot Norfolk Stret and Nelson
      > Train Station at Neponset
      > Harrison Square
   > More on Industry & Commerce..
> Institutions
> Maps
> Monuments
> Myths
> Postcard Images
> Public Figures
> Schools
> Town History
> Walking Tours

Train Station at Neponset
Neponset Railroad Station
Click image for more information
 The Neponset train station was located opposite Rice Street in Port Norfolk near the old Dorchester Mutual Fire Insurance Building. The tracks branched at this point with one line leading south (the main Old Colony line; the tracks we see in front of the station house) and another leading west (the Milton branch) the tracks in the background curving away to the right).
Illustration is a scan of a postcard mailed in 1910 showing Neponset Station.

Postcard. Caption on front: R.R. Station, Neponset, Mass. Postmarked Apr. 7, 1910, Essex Street Station with one cent stamp. On verso: Published by A. Kagan, Boston, Mass. Printed in Germany.

Another view
Neponset Station
Click image for more information
 Today we have a postcard with a view looking north with the station house on the northbound side. If one enters Port Norfolk on Walnut Street, he would turn right on Rice Street to get to the spot where the station used to be.

Postcard. Caption on front: R.R. Station, Neponset, Mass. Postmarked Jan 6, 1919. With two-cents stamp. On verso: Published by Walter N. Baker, Druggist, Neponset, Mass. Card written from Atlantic, Mass.

Map detail Neponset Station
Click image for more information
 1918 map detail showing location of the train station.

Related Images: showing 8 of 1574 (more results)
Here are some images from the Atheneum archive related to this topic. Click on any of these images to open a slideshow of all 1574 images.
Mayor Fitzgerald Leading Parademystery objects at Dorchester Historical SocietyArthur James O'NeillF Martinson and M Tully
Axel W LagerquestReceipt for funeral expensesDorchester Bicycle Clup35 Linden Street
Do you know something about this topic? Do you have other pictures or items or knowledge to share? What about a personal story? Are you a collector? Do you have questions? Contact us here.
Created: May 7, 2011   Modified: May 7, 2011