Boston and Maine in the 19th Century (Images of Rail Series)

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All the romance of early railroading in northern New England pervades Boston & Maine in the 19th Century. This fascinating journey begins in the 1830s with an 8-mile line that just kept growing. By the end of the century, Boston & Maine was traveling over 2,324 miles of track. This first pictorial history of the Boston & Maine explores the heyday of an enterprising railroad. Using spectacular images, most of which have never before been published, the book takes us along scenic stretches of ...
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Overview


All the romance of early railroading in northern New England pervades Boston & Maine in the 19th Century. This fascinating journey begins in the 1830s with an 8-mile line that just kept growing. By the end of the century, Boston & Maine was traveling over 2,324 miles of track. This first pictorial history of the Boston & Maine explores the heyday of an enterprising railroad. Using spectacular images, most of which have never before been published, the book takes us along scenic stretches of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738505466
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Series: Images of Rail Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 981,962
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author


Through the generosity of the Boston and Main Rail Road Historical Society, Bruce D. Heald, Ph.D., was able to assemble this tribute to a transportation dynasty. Working with rare photographs and original documents from the society's extensive archives, he has produced a work that is destined to please not only railroad enthusiasts but also residents of northeastern regions crossed by rail.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
1. The Advent of the Railroad in Northern New England 9
The Boston & Lowell Railroad
The Nashua & Lowell Railroad
The Eastern Railroad
The Maine Central Railroad
The Northern Railroad
The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company
2. Railroad Expansion in Northern New England 53
The Concord Railroad
The Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad
The Central Massachusetts Railroad
The Concord & Montreal Railroad
3. A Dynasty Is Born: The Boston & Maine 83
Appendix A Type and Class of Boston & Maine Locomotives 113
Appendix B Component Railroad Lines Forming the Boston & Maine System 128
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