GRAFTON, Mass. — Grafton & Upton Railroad owner Jon Delli Priscoli gave The Grafton Daily Voice a tour of the propane transfer site he is building off Westborough Road in North Grafton.
The construction of the station, which was formally presented in a special meeting Tuesday night at the Municipal Center, is pre-empted from local or state government oversight. Instead, railroads are overseen primarily by the Federal Railroad Administration, the Surface Transportation Board, and state and federal fire marshals.
Most of the construction will be completed by January, weather permitting, with the first of the 80,000-gallon tanks arriving as soon as next week, Delli Priscolli said. No propane will be delivered until the site is reviewed by the appropriate federal agencies and invited local officials, he said.
"I want to be a good neighbor," Delli Priscoli said.
The slideshow from The Grafton Daily Voice offers residents an opportunity to see how the site looks today. It is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer.