This arc datalayer contains the rail network covering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by owner. This layer identifies rail types (active versus abandoned), rail operations (passenger versus freight), passenger rail use (commuter rail versus AMTRAK versus rapid transit), rail yards, and rail spurs/ sidings. Rail mileage can be calculated for centerline mileage or rail mileage.
The location of the tracks were digitized from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1:5000 color orthophoto imagery
This data is current as of January 1, 2012.