FRANKLIN COUNTY NARROW GAUGE VOL 4 THE NEXT STOP IS FARMINGTON- MAINE 2 FOOT

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New Book

Expected Release Date:

Fall
Guy Rioux 355 pages hardcover

This is the last volume in the Franklin County Narrow Gauge series.  Included in this volume is:

The 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 or flatcar.