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The History of Railroads on Cape Cod

Thursday, July 10 at 7:00 pm

Railroad buffs and other curious history seekers welcome! Ted Shrady, railroad enthusiast and author, shares the story of railroads on Cape Cod. "Railroads were, are, and will be on the Cape." In 1848 the railroad arrived in Sandwich, and by 1887 it advanced to Falmouth, Hyannis, Chatham, and Provincetown. The railroad was an important factor in the growth of the Cape in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Passenger trains came from Boston, New York, and Washington until 1959 and 1964. Amtrak had summer service from 1986 to 1996; scenic trains that run today began in 1981; and now the new Cape Flyer from Boston is a hit. Come hear all about the great old form of transportation that still makes its mark on the sandy peninsula.