Hiking the old Chester Becket Railroad from the Becket Quarry. Originally the Chester Quarry the granite was moved by train on this rail to Chester where it met the Boston Albany Railroad. You can see this old railroad from Route 20 up on the mountain ledge on the left while traveling West through Chester and Becket. On Hampden Street in Chester there is a kiosk and official parking to hike a section there as well. I would like to see this entire rail trail opened up as an official trail, it is currently owned by the Becket Land Trust on this section we hiked today. #westernmasshilltownhikers #hikethehilltowns #visitchestermass