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North Cohasset Station
Cohasset, Massachusetts

Kit 1082

Station kit

Station - prototype

Before passenger train service stopped in 1959, commuter trains had been using parts of the Greenbush line for over 100 years. Train service was first started by the South Shore Railroad which built tracks from Braintree to Cohasset in 1849 on which trains operated by the Old Colony Railroad. In 1867 expansion of the line south of Cohasset was started, eventually extending to Kingston in 1874. In March 1893 the Old Colony Railroad, was taken over by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad.

Under the control of the New Haven Railroad the rail lines set all-time records for number of passengers. The popularity of the train was short-lived, however. Cutbacks in service due to World War I were not restored afterwards due to the increasing popularity of the automobile. The New Haven Railroad went bankrupt in 1935 and kept only a few passenger trains running due to a court order. Service south of Greenbush was discontinued in 1939. The railroad enjoyed a brief uptick in traffic in World War II with the construction of the Hingham Naval Ammunition Depot and the Hingham Naval Ammunition Depot Annex. The number of daily trips was increased after World War II, and modern diesel trains were introduced in the 1950s. Freight trains continued to use the line as far south as the Hingham Lumber Yard located, where the new Nantasket Junction station has just been built, until 1979. All service was terminated in 1983.

It was about this time when the first talk of restoring passenger service began. The MBTA has since restored service, beginning on October 31, 2007. The original New Haven passenger depot at North Cohasset, MA still stands, having been moved to a nearby location and is now used as a garage.

Kit Dimensions:
  • Length: 4"
  • Width: 2 1/4"
This kit features:
  • Laser cut wood for easy assembly
  • Peel-and-stick shingles
  • Mold injected doors and windows
  • Simple step by step instructions
  • Proudly made in the USA
This kit contains small parts and is not intended for small children.




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