Railway’s resurrection spurs hopes of Upton industrial revival
The slow revival of a local railroad spurs hopes for industry revival
With just over 16 miles of track, the Grafton & Upton Railroad is not a huge operation, but the freight trains rolling in and out the revitalized yard in West Upton have created quite a buzz and more than a few jobs. The rail yard in West Upton has been modernized and expanded since new ownership took over four years ago. The loading operation at the line’s northern end in Grafton is being updated, too. And to the south, work already is underway to restore service to Milford and Hopedale, where locals hope the return of trains will help spark sorely needed industry.