Last month the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company unveiled its Gold Star Memorial train. The passenger coach bears the name of every soldier, marine, sailor and airman who lost their life while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Gold Star Memorial coach will travel thousands of miles across Massachusetts and Rhode Island as a reminder of our fallen heroes, and tonight the train will pass through Southborough along the Boston-Worcester line. You can catch a glimpse as it stops at the Southborough Commuter Rail station at 4:53 pm and 6:51 pm.
To learn more about the train, visit the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company website (www.mbcr.net).
Update 06/14/12: In the comments several of you said you showed up to see the train, but it never came. I asked the PR rep for MBCR what happened, and here’s what he had to say:
The coach went out for the line-run it was found to have a defective airbag and was switched out and brought back into the mechanical shop for repairs. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the call from dispatch about this until yesterday evening. Our sincerest apologies, but safety for the crew and passengers always comes first (and communication between the mechanical department and us the PR firm takes awhile as it has to filter through a few different channels first.)