Forest Hills to Needham Heights

From the junction with the Providence main line at Plains (MP 4.5), where the CTC Needham Branch Track 5 splits off from the west side of the main line, maximum speed 60 mph for passenger trains and 40 mph for freight trains, the passenger station at Forest Hills (MP 5.0), and the junction at Forest (MP 5.2), where CTC Track 4 splits off from the west side of the main line, maximum speed 60 mph for passenger trains and 40 mph for freight trains, the tracks come together, past a curve with 30/25 speed restriction before the start of single track, CTC, at Dale (MP 6.0), where the branch heads south-southwest maximum speed 60 mph for passenger trains and 40 mph for freight trains, past the passenger station at Roslindale (MP 6.4).

The line turns west-southwest, west-northwest, west-southwest again, past the passenger station at Bellevue (MP 7.2), southwest, past the passenger station at Highland (MP 7.6), west-southwest, past the passenger station at West Roxbury (MP 8.0), a 45 mph passenger speed restriction, from MP 8.1 to Rox, past a bridge over a river, and the 1,950 ft. siding (30/25 on the siding), from Rox (MP 8.4) to Baker (MP 8.8), just north of due west, past the passenger station at Henry Hersey (MP 10.9), and Golf Course Crossing (MP 11.1), where there is a 45 mph speed restriction, and west past the 1,260 ft. siding (30/25 on the siding), from Warren (MP 11.6) to Need (MP 11.9), start of a 15 mph speed restriction as the line turns north.

There is a passenger station at Needham Junction (MP 12.0), where there is a wye on the west side with the former New Haven line to Millis, now operated by the Bay Colony Railroad, the west leg of the wye (MP 12.3), where the passenger speed restriction rises to 20 mph, the passenger station at Needham Center (MP 12.7), the eastward signal at CP-Heights (MP 13.6), the passenger station at Needham Heights (MP 13.7), end of MBTA passenger service, and the eastward signal at CP-Land (MP 13.8), controlling any trains off the continuing track to Newton Upper falls, operated by the Bay Colony Railroad.