RR / Grafton & Upton Railroad
Article 1 of G&U RR History
Article 2 of G&U RR History
RR Engine 1974
Grafton RR Depot
(1852 Tidbit not G&U-
but is Grafton related)
From Puritan Recorder Jan 29th, 1852
The morning train from Worcester, on the
Boston and Worcester Railroad, which is due in Boston at a quarter past
9 o'clock, was detained an hour by an accident that occurred in Grafton,
MA, near the Millbury Junction.
One of the wheels to the tender broke and
forced a hole through it, and let out the water required for the engine.
No further damage was done nor any person injured. -Mail 23d.
& U Railroad Ticket
& U 1903 Postcard
Grafton/Worcester 1903 cancellations.
Grafton & Upton R.R., "make check payable
to G + U. R.R. Co., freight charged on N.Y.C. Car
48327- Bit. Coal from North Grafton to Grafton
Mass is $8.04, Respectfully"
Stamped: Sept 23, 1903 E.S.Clark Jr.,
-Agent Grafton Mass- Grafton & Upton RR
Collect From Consignee/B
This lock is marked G & U RR on the hasp. The lock was made by E.P.BURNE
& CO., BOSTON, MASS. It was offered on e-bay.
Following by photographer Edward S. Clark
Jr. - These photos still remain in family collection. Only these copies
remain to the best of our knowledge. The only permission granted to use
was to G.E. Hopper 1980's to do a book on RR. This book was never produced
to my knowledge! Two photos at bottom were provided by Mr. Hopper.
S. Clark Jr. - Agent for G&U RR
Born July 8, 1866, died Feb.26, 1908 in
Pinehurst, NC. Cap says agent. He took most of the photos on this page
as he was also a professional photographer with studio.
Grafton Depot early 1900s
on the lines along G&U tracks
Looks like the two men are carrying the
pole repair platform.
cars and engine at North Grafton station (?)
engine along the G&U RR
stock on the G&U
stock in station on G&U with wire spools
Assume line installation or replacement
repair along the G&U track.
RR, Upton Road, near old G&U station
Frank Donahue's barn to right.
tracks Upton Road, Grafton Mass
Frank Donahue's barn to right. Frank's house
can be seen at corner North St. (1st on North St.)
old barn at Upton St. in Grafton
See Leonards house in rear, telephone exchange
was in here
RR wall poster for Grand Opening in 1890
Grafton scene of G&U RR
This was the Boston & Albany Depot.
See Medford & Upton car on G&U passenger tracks at North Grafton.
Likely 1920s period. Building behind the people waiting was B&A Depot.
Small building on left, was Grafton Express building. See express carts
near trolley. Buildings in rear were Nelson Shoe Co. and Storey Box Co.
See RR crossing guards shanty under RR sign. Small building at rear was
Shepards lunch. In 1974 it was a private home.
Excellent article by Gordon Hopper at the
"National Railway Historical Society" website
at Grafton Center
Grafton & Upton RR sometime between
1890 and 1902. See train headed for Upton.
G&U RR station in Grafton Center around 1912-1915