The city of Keene, NH was once a vital railroad hub. Towards the 1970s its importance began to wane as the decline in American railroads led to one abandonment after another. Today Keene has no railroad tracks left, and the old railroad yard stands barren as an empty lot. However, some remnants can still be seen. The old grain elevator, visible in many railroad era photos, still stands. Dozens of recycled railroad ties serve as makeshift barriers for the weed grown lot.
P.S. nearly all of the old railways are now biking/hiking trails.