Friday, July 31, 2009

Granite Railway 3

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Today's continuing series brings us to a pile of rocks at the end of Bunker Hill Lane. What looks like a plain ol' pile of rocks is called a grout pile or the rejected stones for a project. It looks like "quality control" was in effect here. This is where the Granite Railway loaded up to begin its 3 mile run.

The large size stone with the split, in the image below, is a rejected stair made for the Bunker Hill Monument. The Bunker Hill Monument's rounded, conical` staircase has 224 stone stairs and moving stone there was the first commercial venture for the Granite Railway back in the 1820s.

I sure would like a stone wall made out of those rejects . . .

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John said...

Maybe you should write and illustrate a tour booklet on the railway for the Bunker Hill museum. Be a good project.

brattcat said...

It looks amazingly dry there. I went squishing through the woods yesterday. We've had so much rain that the trail is mud and puddles.

Birdman said...

A wonderful view of the Southend and the skyline of B-town from the top of the monument too. Worth the trrip up for sure!

Jacob said...

This is very couldn't have been an easy task moving those rocks around.

Winter or Spring?

March has proven to be a fickle month so far.  This pre-school play area illustrates it well.