Fitchburg’s paper mills needed power. Originally, this was provided by the water in the Nashua River. Later a central steam plant was constructed. It provided steam to a number of mills. A pipeline carried the steam from the plant to the individual mills. The steam plant was torn down a few years back, but the steamline remains. There is a trail that you can walk along the steam line. It runs about a kilometer or so. It’s interesting because big loops were inserted into the line in order to help account for expansion. A set of plaques tell the history of the steamline and the paper mills.
These are the last of my photos from Fitchburg. I plan to go back and make more. We’ve had some rather snowy weather here in the northeastern US. I am waiting for things to clear up a bit and perhaps a bit of greenery to come out.