Guy Rioux 355 pages hardcover
This is the last volume in the Franklin County Narrow Gauge series. Included in this volume is:
S.R.R.L. motorized track cars that were built and operated between 1903 and 1923
Detailed S.R.R.L. union information starting in 1910,
which leads to the 1912 agreement and carries over into the 1918 strike.
A copy of the 1912 agreement shows the immense change in work rules
which brought the S.R.R.L. more in line with national contracts, minus
the arbitraries. Also a copy of the postdated 1917 contract, from the
aftermath of the 1918 strike.
The “nuts and bolts” items used in the S.R.R.L.
telephone system, like the size and type of the bell used as the outside
telephone ringer at the Farmington transfer yard office.
Detailed water tank information stretched out over
decades. For example, the water tank built at Bearce’s Mill after Bearce
ceased operations. Later it was used as a replacement after a fire
destroyed a tank house.
In-depth information on the Bell Mills, McCleary’s at S. Strong, Bearce’s, Barnjum, and others.
For those who follow the S.R.R.L.
equipment, at the end of the book there will be car graphs documenting
known car numbers of the F&M (25), P&R (52), and S.R.R. (84)
through company records of 1898, 1901-03, and 1907. This predates the
cars listed in Two Feet Between the Rails and the 1916 I.C.C. Survey. If
you so choose, you will then be able to use company records or photos
you have access to and fill in missing car numbers if they were a boxcar