Railroads were the first big business enterprises of
America and made possible many other industries. They knitted our
expansive nation together and ably transported people, materials,
supplies, goods, and mail.
Literally hundreds, if not thousands, of railroads were built in the
United States during the nineteenth century. Among the more colorful was
the New York and New England Railroad, which connected Boston with the
Hudson River via the uplands of Connecticut. If ever a company had its
share of trials and tribulations it was this firm. Yet its fascinating,
topsy-turvy past is today largely forgotten.
This work brings to life how the New York and New England Railroad
evolved from humble beginnings to becoming a potent transportation
force. Meticulously researched with many period images and a lively
text, our journey begins in the 1840s and lasts until the late 1890s.
Climb aboard for a special trip into this unique chapter of American