Boston & Maine Locomotives (Images of Rail)

October 31, 2020
Boston & Maine Locomotives (Images of Rail)

The Boston & Maine Railroad has long captured the hearts ofrail enthusiasts, and its locomotives are models of the majesty,power, and romance of American rail. The Boston & Maine was arailroad dynasty running through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, andMaine, and many still remember hearing the whistle blow as a Boston& Maine locomotive spewing smoke and steam pulled into thestation.Boston & Maine Locomotives, the third volume in Arcadia'strio documenting the Boston & Maine Railroad, is a history ofthe locomotives that powered New England's most dominant line. TheTen Wheelers, the Mastodons, the Pacifics, and the other classes oflocomotive are seen here as they pull passengers and freightthroughout the Northeast. The Boston & Maine was one of thelast railroads in the area to continue naming its locomotives, andthose engines, from nineteenth-century steam to twentieth-centurydiesel, are recorded here. The Portland, the Newburyport, theGeneral Sherman, and more ride New England's rails once again inBoston & Maine Locomotives.Author Bruce D. Heald, Ph.D., with the assistance of the Boston& Maine Railroad Historical Society, has assembled more thantwo hundred rare photographs of the Boston & Maine'slocomotives from the 1830s to the present. This book bears witnessto the charm and beauty of the many different types and classes oflocomotive that powered the legendary Boston & MaineRailroad.