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New Hampshire Rail Trails 2d Edition Available Now!

NH Rail Trails 2d Edition A VID CYCLIST and railfan Charles F. Martin is back with an expanded, up-to-date edition of his popular guide to New Hampshire's rail trails.

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Latest Titles from Bondcliff Books!

Henry Life of J.E. Henry

FROM THE LEADING publisher of White Mountain books comes the life of legendary New Hampshire lumberman James Everell Henry. Written by his grandson and namesake, James Everell Henry II, The Life of James Everell Henry tells the story of one of the most controversial and colorful individuals in the history of the Granite State. Originally published privately in 1962, this new edition is supplemented by an extended appendix featuring nearly a dozen pieces offering more insights into Henry's remarkable life, including the the transformation of the town of Lincoln, N.H., from a wilderness outpost to a thriving mill town.

Gove Logging Along the Moose River

The newest book in famed rail historian Bill Gove's Logging Railroad series is Logging Along the Moose River: The Story of the Victory Branch Railroad. With 106 pages and nearly a 100 photographs, maps and other illustrations Gove has assembled years of exhaustive research into a fascinating story of another of New England’s now-forgotten logging railroads.

Quabbin Area Railroad and Reservoir History from J. R. Greene

From Valley to Quabbin

BRANCH LINE PRESS is pleased to offer a fascinating story of the four Massachusetts towns that were drowned in the making of the Quabbin Reservoir, as well as two detailed historical volumes about the railroad that served them from 1869 through 1935. In From Valley to Quabbin, 1938-1946, well-known local historian and publisher J. R. Greene tells the story of the final months of human habitation in the doomed Swift River valley as local institutions were dismembered, the landscape destroyed, and long-time residents forced to leave their homes so their lands could be flooded to build a gigantic reservoir for Boston.

Quabbin's Railroads

In the first volume of Quabbin’s Railroad: The Rabbit, Greene detailed the founding and early history of the predecessor railroads that in 1880 became the Boston & Albany Railroad’s Athol Branch from Springfield through the four “drowned towns” to Athol. Volume II of Quabbin’s Railroad, published by Greene in 2007, continues the story of the line from the days of its operation by the B&A through its demise in 1935. Both volumes are now available from Branch Line Press.

Railroad Photos from Ron Karr

PC action Beacon Park 1971

BRANCH LINE PRESS has added matted, ready-to-frame prints of northeast railroad and traction photographs by Ron Karr to our catalog. We have reduced the price on Ron’s unmatted 8x10-inch glossy prints, and for a very modest additional cost we are offering the same great photos matted and ready to pop into standard 11x14-inch frames to hang in your home or office or to give to your favorite rail fan.

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Lost Railroads of New England

Lost Railroads of New England

THE 3rd edition of our railroad history classic, Lost Railroads of New England by Ronald Dale Karr, comprises a fully annotated directory to all abandoned segments of every common carrier railroad operated in New England, updated through January 2010, as well as a concise history of the rise and fall of New England’s railroads. The new edition includes all new maps with detailed city maps for areas of dense railroad activity; many more photographs; and new sections on rail trails and abandoned lines that have been reinstated. Find out about the abandoned lines and rail rights of way in your favorite part of New England.

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Explore Southern New England’s Railroad Architecture with John Roy

Southern New England RR Depots bookNEW ENGLAND'S railroad history comprises more than the story of the rail lines and the trains that operated on them. In their heyday, the railroads built thousands of depots, stations, and freight houses, one or more in almost every town in New England. Even with much of the track gone and passenger trains no longer running in most of the region’s small towns, many of these old structures survive —often recycled as museums, shops, and private homes—and new ones have continued to be built in active rail areas. Some of these are excellent examples of period railroad architecture, both antique and contemporary. John H. Roy, Jr. spent two decades tracking down every one that is still extant. Southern New England RR Depots bookIf you haven’t yet seen his comprehensive guide to the 450+ depots and stations throughout southern New England, then you’ve missed an important piece of New England’s railroad and architectural history. Check out A Field Guide to Southern New England Railroad Depots and Freight Houses today!

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