BOSTON & MAINE RAILROAD AYER, MA TO ROTTERDAM JUNCTION, NY

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New Book

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Stan Trzoniec 214 pages hardcover

Now in its second printing of the Boston & Maine railroad, Stan Trzoniec continues with the Fitchburg Division of this famous railroad. Stretching from Ayer, Massachusetts to over the border to Rotterdam Junction, New York, classic color and black and white photographs with the complete history of the line are featured in this upgraded edition.

Starting in Ayer, Massachusetts, you can observe how the old station in the 1920s incorporated a large crossover complex with a unique signaling array and interchange. Moving west, we run by Fitchburg with Gardner coming up fast, then on to Baldwinville, Royalston, Millers Falls, Montague arriving at the yard in East Deerfield --- still one of the hot spots on the line. From old color slides, we document a long list of Boston & Maine motive power and some of the older structures rarely seen in the railroad books today. Most of the towns along the line are featured in an easy to follow format with the Hoosac Tunnel complete with rare photos of the surrounding area including photos of the electric engines that plied the rails helping steam engines through the bore. Out of the tunnel, North Adams is next, Johnsonville is featured, then into Vermont, Mechanicville and finally Rotterdam, NY.