Years ago I heard that our local commuter railroad used to take a different route. Recently I verified that story, and got a look at the map of the old route in this book. So I went on a bicycle ride, looking for traces of the old track route.
Among the few signs I could find:
1) A curve to the current track where the old route took a big turn.
2) Victorian houses - early builders - positioned near a long-gone train station.
The funny thing is, I had wondered about that curve, and wondered about that cluster of Victorians.
That track was erased
With barely a trace,
But the residue
Kept a few clues.