This map shows the M&L through most of Salem. Unfortunately there was no one single map that showed the whole thing and the parts on each end are small so this map is fine.
Salem is interesting because there is iron still down and there are several abandoned industries with sidings still in place, I'm waiting for the foliage to go down some so I can go and get some good pictures.
Track behind Granite State Potato Chip factory. I couldn't find any signs that there was once a siding behind here. If there was it must have been taken out an awefully long time ago as there is no trace. Given the fact that there are so many sidings left with iron down, I don't see any reason why this one would have been removed. Therefore I don't think there ever was one.
This picture shows pretty much what the ROW looked like from the end of track up beyond the potato chip factory down to the old freight house which is now Dodge Grain. The path beside the track was very good to ride on.
The only granite I saw on this ride was this whistle
You can barely see the track on the right, but it's there.
Here is the turnout to go into a propane company. The company is out of business but the building, siding, and track are still there. A similar company was in Plaistow, right near the route 125 bridge, before I could photograph it, it had been torn down and replace by a dirt lot.
Fenced off railroad entrance to said company. Tracks still in place. Lots of trees grown up, made taking pictures of this company difficult.
Another view of same company, this time from opposite side. This view shows the back of the company, the tracks are on the left side of the pic, hard to see though.
Turnout going to one of the many sidings at the freight house, now Dodge Grain. This view is looking South.
Here is the siding that ran along side of a company out behind Dodge Grain.
Here are some pictures of the line in Salem taken the end of 9/99.
This is where the line served a food warehouse. The train was actually backed into the rather big building. There was a large garage type door that opened. The space between the trees is where the building was. You can see the switch on the right if you look closely. You can also see where the track was torn out at the crossing and below. The warehouse was torn down and in it's place are several stores.
Closer view of crossing and where the tracks used to go to serve the warehouse.
Same area, this time looking North.
Looking South at one of the Rockingham Racetrack entrances.