Frank Kyper 72 pages softcover
Author and photographer Frank Kyper recounts stories of Boston-area
railroading between 1957 and 1977. This second edition provides some
updates and additional material bringing us to 1990. While "The Railroad
That Came Out at Night" refers to the old Union Freight Railroad that
performed most of its business during the overnight hours, the book
contains a wide sampling of railroading subjects.
chapter, "The Boston & Maine Railroad That Was," is dedicated to
reviewing the history of this old New England regional, with an update
on the railroad's inclusion into Guilford.
"South Station's Close
Brush With the Undertaker" examines the history of Boston's old grand
rail terminal and its uncertain future at the time of publication.
The 1969 arrival of the British Flying Scotsman for its unprecedented American tour is described in Chapter Five.
author describes his experiences working as a crossing tender for the
Boston & Maine in the early 1970s, including the Great Chelsea Fire
"The Railroad That Carried Battleships," better known as the Fore River Railroad, is described in Chapter Eight.
final chapter describes some of the region's more notable fan trips,
including the first ever recorded railfan trip in 1934 sponsored by the
Railroad Enthusiasts, right up to the trips with MBTA equipment into the
late 1980s. This book is a great time capsule of railroading in and