and continue to expand your knowledge of Cape Cod
railroads. Ted Shrady, railroad enthusiast and author, returns with the story
of the relationship between Cape Cod’s railroads and the wharves in three
different Cape Cod villages. In 1848 the
coming of the railroad was a boon to the Cape’s
development and commerce. The railroad had tracks on three wharves in Woods
Hole, Hyannis, and Provincetown.
So began the shipment of products and people by rail and sea to and from the Cape. Building materials, food stuffs, and coal arrived,
while fish, sand, and cranberries left. Meanwhile the two south shore wharves became
transfer points for passengers going to and from the Islands.
Discover this period in Cape Cod’s history, when chugging trains and steaming
ships were important features of the Cape Cod