These pictures were taken on 5-4-03. This first set of pictures were
taken by Matt.
Stone arch under the right of way a short distance north of the river.
Milepost for the stone arch. MP 37.83
37 miles and 87 hundreths of a mile from Boston. This is right near the stone arch.
Looking west from the stone arch.
Right of way up near the stone arch.
Block signal base.
Another signal type base.
Old signal near the Merrimack River bridge.
Some iron leading up to the Merrimack River bridge. You can see the fencing in the background to keep people off the bridge.
Lisa inspecting the fencing at the Merrimack River bridge.
Milepost for the Merrimack River bridge. 37.5 miles from Boston.
Ties and Iron leading up to the bridge.
Looks like this bridge was definately double tracked at one time.
View of the bridge from the north side. Is that a control box for the bridge on the pole?
Interesting picture of the side of the bridge. Judging by the fence, they really don't want people out on the bridge.
Great view of the side of the bridge, nice going Matt!!
Closeup of where the bridge meets the abuttments.
Some view of how Matt got down to where he took those pics of the side of the bridge.
Thats pretty steep.
Signal cable or control cable to open the bridge?
Heading back north.
Matt driving thru the arch. Tight fit, he had to get a running start to get his truck thru it.
Here we are up on the north side of route 110. Just south of where the Amesbury line branched off.
Old signal. No doubt for a siding going into the Salisbury station.
Former telltale on it's side.
Those are ties. The iron was torn up but the ties were left in place.
That's the end of Matts pictures of Salisbury. Thanks for some really great pics Matt.
Here are my pictures from the same day.
Couple of characters on top of the arch.
Looking out at the drawspan.
Looking north up the Eastern Route right of way.
Milepost near the stone arch.
Another view of hte drawspan.
This is from the west side of the bridge.
Signal up on the right of way.
Now we're on the east side of the bridge.
Looks like quite a bit of damage to the area just above the point that turns. You can see the ends of ties up on the drawspan.
Here's poor Lisa kicking up dust after we said over the radio that we were in our cars driving up route 1. She's trying to catch up to us.
Now we're up just north of route 110. Here is a closeup of that signal.
Part of the signal still standing and battery box on the right of it.
Telltale on it's side.
Ties still in place.
View of the former route 1 bridge from the right of way. Many thanks
to Kenyon F. Karl for this super picture. Kenyon maintains many web sites
and is quite active in Rails to Trails. Here is a link to his main site.
New England Rail
Another fine picture of the route 1 bridge courtesy of Kenyon Karl. These two pictures were taken on 4/29/2001.
Unfortunately the bridge is gone.
Click on this link for some more pictures of Salisbury that I took last spring including pictures of where the bridge was.
Thank you again Kenyon for the use of your pictures.
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