The Chester and Becket Railroad Trail on Hampden Street in Chester spans over 100 years of history. The lower trail leads you on the old road from the old Ashland Emery plant where the two mills were located on Walker Brook. An old bridge abutment across from the new footbridge still stands, the wall you see was part of the Hamilton Emery Plant. Just off to the right is the pad where the mining derrick stood. As you cross the new footbridge look to your left and see the remnants of the train trestle which was built over the old mine cut, first came the mine, then the mills, then the railroad all in this same place! After you cross the footbridge, you hike uphill. At this point you are on the railbed and you step over a few blocks which was the mill walls, turn around, see the trestle and the rail bed. This trail is short, but full of history!

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