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

October 31, 2020
Boston & Maine in the 19th Century (Images of Rail)

All the romance of early railroading in northern New Englandpervades Boston & Maine in the 19th Century. This fascinatingjourney begins in the 1830s with an 8-mile line that just keptgrowing. By the end of the century, Boston & Maine wastraveling over 2,324 miles of track. This first pictorial historyof the Boston & Maine explores the heyday of an enterprisingrailroad. Using spectacular images, most of which have never beforebeen published, the book takes us along scenic stretches ofMassachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.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.