Nothing like pulling into the Wolcott Square Dunkin' Donuts for a couple of breakfast sandwiches and seeing a freight train slowly rolling past on the Fairmount Line tracks above you.
CSX's Readville Yard 1, just south of the Readville commuter-rail station, is the last active freight yard in a city that was once full of them. This morning, a CSX locomotive slowly pushed a series of boxcars out of the yard towards the rest of Boston.
A sort of stub line still almost connects the agglomeration of tracks around the station to Yard 5, another freight yard on the other side of Sprague Street where most of the tracks have been torn up and replaced by a series of buildings, including a Tesla repair garage. In April, South Coast Rail Videos captured a CSX locomotive hauling what appears to be a giant electrical thing around Readville, including into Yard 5.