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Photo Gallery: Early Images of Stoughton's Historic Railroad Station

A look back at the Stoughton Railroad Station through penny postcards.

The following postcard images from my personal collection highlight some of the early penny postcards of Stoughton's beloved Railroad Station. 

This structure was completed in 1888 and constructed from local quarried granite from the Myron Gilbert quarries off West Street. The station was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

As a point of comparison, take a look at the last three pictures in this gallery to see what the Station presently looks like.

lowertaxes April 18, 2011 at 01:15 PM
I still miss 50 years ago today :(
Dwight Mac Kerron April 18, 2011 at 02:22 PM
Great pictures, but I can't quite figure out how track in that position would have worked, since they would have dead-ended there. Maybe the locomotive could have backed up to pick up cars that parked in there, but that would take extra time. Maybe there were so many commuters going in from Stoughton that they did not add the extra cars until Stoughton, since they weren't needed further south. Or is it possible this re-touched card had the train added there, but it never was there? Dwight
DJ April 18, 2011 at 03:43 PM
How can you help but love this building, but look how great too the Pacheco building looks in the backdrop of the 5th photo.
Fiscal Conservative April 18, 2011 at 06:00 PM
Part of our history, such a beautiful building. What are waste if its not restored. Isn't there grant $$$ available somewhere to bring it back to the thriving building it once was?
lowertaxes April 19, 2011 at 12:22 AM
Fiscal, the building is owned by the MBTA not the town so there is not much we in the town can do about it. It is a shame however.
Fiscal Conservative April 19, 2011 at 09:53 AM
Lowertaxes, town can buy it, then fix it up. Put a donut shop in the building for commuters and raise some $$$ to pay for education in town. Afterall, the poor teachers need more $$$ as do the schools kitchen staff.
lowertaxes April 19, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Fiscal, the MBTA doesn't want to sell it to the town, they want to lease it to us. Then we can put all the money into fixing it and they can take it back all nice and renovated.
Jill Somers May 25, 2011 at 09:11 PM
This makes me sad. I was just sitting outside the station this morning, looking at all the fine architectural details and wished I had money to renovate it.

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