The Mitchell Mountain Pink Granite Quarry in Becket is an amazing very much still intact piece of Railroad history. Pink granite was much more rare and sought after, this small quarry had all the best equipment to quarry the pink stones and cut them on the large saw, blade not found yet! The stone was transported on the Old Chester Becket Railroad.
To celebrate Chester On Track we hiked a section of the Chester Becket Railroad which ran from the present day Becket Quarry to Chester on the main Boston Albany line. This Railroad was built to move the stone from numerous quarries in the area including the Mitchell Mountain Pink Granite Quarry. We hiked from Robbins Trestle (Blandford Road, Chester) to just past Quarry Road after the switch at the Mitchell Quarry. The journey was 7 hours of exploration, each section is split up in several posts. Special guest was Tom Hoffman
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