The Narragansett Pier Railroad

The Narragansett Pier Railroad ran between its namesake city on the southern coast of Rhode Island to West Kingston, where it connected with the New York New Haven & Hartford Railroad, beginning service in 1876. (Right of way)


Image:  The Naragansett Pier Railroad station in Peace Dale (Sanford Neuschatz Collection)

While short, its right of way between another railroad and a resort town allowed it success, carrying passengers to the Narragansett Pier, while also carrying local freight trains.

Passenger service ended to the pier ended in 1953, however the Westfield Branch Lumber Company kept the right of way in service between Wakefield and West Kingston until 1981.

Part of the right of way is now the William C. O'Neill bike path.



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