12 degrees didnt stop us from taking a hike on the Historic Huckleberry Trolley Line! Following the Blandford section at Gore Road, our goal was to get to the Tiffany Cut, making our way through a mix of both pleasurable trolley bed and shoe soaking mud and water. One of the largest projects (and most expensive)in Western Mass to make transportation access through the Hilltowns from Huntington to Lee, 23.4 miles. The line was completed in 1917 however only ran service for one year. The raised railbed was man made, mostly by hand. Imagine the task of piling that amount of fill! The Tiffany Cut included a large stone culvert. After Cross Road the railbed was flooded, so we skipped around that and we drove to Old Chester Road and hiked in there to see the still standing concrete and stone pillars of a trolley bridge which continued the line to old North Blandford village (once the center of industry). We viewed many smaller stone culverts along the way. We continued on to Otis until our feet were frozen!
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