The Fore River Transportation Corporation (reporting mark FRVT) is the operator of the Fore River Railroad, a class III railroad in eastern Massachusetts owned by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.
The railroad runs from the Fore River Shipyard in the Quincy Point neighborhood of Quincy, Massachusetts to the Greenbush Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system. It was constructed in 1902 to serve the Fore River Shipyard. In 2015, the railroad received a $500,000 grant from the state of Massachusetts to improve its tracks.
In 1987 the MWRA acquired the railroad and shipyard. MWRA contracts the operation of the railroad to the Fore River Transportation Corporation. MWRA uses the railroad to transport fertilizer that is produced by a privately owned processing facility, NEFCO Biosolids, from solid sewage waste (sludge). The sludge is transported to NEFCO from the MWRA's Deer Island Waste Water Treatment Plant via a pipeline system under Boston Harbor that also transports sewage to Deer Island. The railroad also serves a Twin Rivers Technologies plant, shipping fatty acid products from the facility.
- MWRA - Fore River Railroad
- "Shipyard railroad receives grant for track upgrades". Trains Magazine. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
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