Beverly Junction to Rockport

From the junction with the Ipswich line turning north at Beverly Junction (MP 18.7), the Gloucester Branch heads east, double track, current-of-traffic (Rule 251), maximum speed 60 mph for passenger trains and 40 mph for freights, but local restrictions 20 mph eastward through Beverly Junction and 30/20 to Ellio Street (MP 18.9), past the grade crossing at Elliot Street (MP 18.9), where there is a 20 mph speed restriction the grade crossing at Cabot Street (MP 19.2), where there is a 30 mph speed restriction, a grade crossing at Spring Street (MP 19.8), the passenger station at Montserrat (MP 19.8), a grade crossing at Essex Street (MP 19.9), Paradise Crossover (MP 20.7), a grade crossing at Boyle Street (MP 20.9), a grade crossing at West Thissel Street (MP 21.9), a grade crossing at East Thissel Street (MP 22.1), a grade crossing at Hale Street (MP 22.2), and the passenger station at Prides (MP 22.2).

The line turns east-northeast, past a grade crossing at Dexter Street (MP 22.7), the passenger station at Beverly Farms (MP 22.9), a 50 mph passenger speed restriction from the grade crossing at West Street West (MP 22.9) to MP 23.4, a grade crossing at Beach Street (MP 23.2), a grade crossing at West Street East ( MP 23.3), a grade crossing at Boardman Avenue (MP 24.0), a 10 mph speed restriction over Ashland Avenue grade crossing (MP 25.0), a grade crossing at Beach Street (MP 25.3), the movable bridge (20 mph on the bridge) at Manchester Draw (MP 25.3), a 50 mph passenger speed restriction, on the curve from MP 25.3 to MP 25.5, as the line turns northeast, the passenger station at Manchester (MP 25.4), a grade crossing at Sea Street (MP 25.5), and Manchester Crossovers (MP 25.6).

There is a 50 mph passenger speed restriction, on the curve from MP 28.9 to MP 30, as the line turns just north of due east, past the passenger station at West Gloucester (MP 29.6), a grade crossing at Stanwood Avenue (MP 30.0), the movable bridge (45 mph passenger speed restriction on the bridge) at Gloucester Draw (MP 31.0), a 45 mph passenger speed restriction on the curve from MP 31.2 to MP 31.4, as the line turns east-southeast, past the start of single track (20 mph on the switch), CTC, at CP-Wilson (MP 31.3), where teh maximum passenger speed also becomes 40 mph, a 5 mph speed restriction over the grade crossing at Washington Street (MP 31.5), and the passenger station at Gloucester (MP 31.6).

The line turns northeast, with a 15/10 speed restriction from Gloucester to MP 32,1, past a 10 mph eastward speed restriction over the  grade crossing at Maplewood Avenue (MP 31.8), a grade crossing at Willow Street (MP 31.9), a grade crossing at Cedar Street (MP 31.9), CP-Loop (MP 35.0), and the passenger station at Rockport (MP 35.3), end of MBTA service.