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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., A pioneer railroad and how it was built. (search)
ffing locomotives of colossal size, would note a marked contrast could they see the first steam train which rolled into the little station on Lowell street on June 24, 1835. During the June session of 1827 (for the Legislature then met semi-annually) Gov. Levi Lincoln in his message urged that special attention be given to the ew generation of people to serve and be served, and the first steam train of passenger cars set out and passed over the railroad from Lowell to Boston on Wednesday, June 24, 1835. This direction may seem singular but the writer has the statement from an eye-witness. The engine was built in England and was there purchased. Thecontaining an account of the same. What would those Lowell railroaders say to the modern opening? This is what, and all, the Boston Advertiser and Patriot of June 24, 1835, said of that one. It will be perceived by the advertisement of the company, that the cars are to commence their regular trips on this route for the accomm