The museum was originally built circa 1869 as a passenger station by the Boston,
Concord & Montreal Railroad. That railroad merged with the Concord Railroad in
1890 to form the Concord & Montreal Railroad. In 1891 the new railroad moved the
station onto a new foundation and remodeled it to its present appearance.
The Concord & Montreal Railroad came under the control of the Boston & Maine
Railroad in 1895. Regular passenger service to Ashland continued until October
of 1959. In 1960 the B&M RR sold the station to Joseph Curley. His widow, Vera
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In 1997- 1998, the building was restored and renovated for use as a railroad
museum and a meeting place for the Society under ISTEA, a federal aid
transportation program administered by the N.H. Department of Transportation. It
was dedicated as a museum on June 26, 1999. The museum is one of the best
preserved late 19th century railroad stations in New Hampshire, and houses a
growing collection of railroad artifacts, pictures, and documents.
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The museum is located on Route 132 (Depot St.) in Ashland village, about a half
mile south of the junction of Routes 3 and 132. The museum is open free to the
public from 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays in July and August.