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MONTAGUE — It used to turn engines in the days of yore, but it could soon be turning heads.
It’s an old piece of equipment forgotten since the days of railroading dried up decades ago, but it might soon become a community gathering place.
“It’s round, on the banks of the river, and a perfect place for an amphitheatre,” says Andrew Rowe, special projects co-ordinator for the town.
“Imagine going to a see a concert or presentation in the great outdoors.”
Town council agreed to consider the idea here Monday night when chief administrative officer Andy Daggett presented the concept to re-purpose the old train turntable.
It sits abandoned along the waterfront and was once used to turn train engines around since the Montague rail spur was a dead end.
The idea was hatched because the current waterfront gazebo would be too small to accommodate the crowds for some of the “bigger” musical acts expected to perform this summer.