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Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society focusses on the history of the
B&M. The Society has an extensive collection of Boston &
Maine timetables, correspondence, photographs and other artifacts in
Massachusetts, archive. The B&MRRHS
publishes a bimonthly newsletter and a magazine, the "B&M
Bulletin," for its members.
has the foremost collection of New England transportation photographs
-- historical images of boats, airplanes, buses, trolleys,
automobiles, and especially railroads! The WTC's museum is operated
by dedicated volunteers. The archives
are normally open to the public on Wednesday evenings between 7:00 and 9:00,
and are located in the lower level of the Beverly Historical
Society's headquarters at 117 Cabot Street, Beverly,
Massachusetts. It is a good idea to phone (978-922-1186) in advance of your planned visit to ensure the museum is open.
country's first "railfan" excursion was operated by the New England
chapter of the Railroad Enthusiasts in 1934. Today, the Massachusetts
Bay Railroad Enthusiasts continues to sponsor excursions over many of our region's rail lines,
some of them that are normally freight-only. MBRRE publishes a
monthly newsletter of railroad news for its members, "The
The non-profit Rails-to-Trails
Conservancy in Washington, D.C.,
offers information about America's 1,000+ rail-trails and support to
groups working to convert abandoned railroad lines to trails.
Maine's Sandy River Railroad was the successor
to the Billerica & Bedford Railroad. The
Sandy River & Rangely Lakes
Railroad is a non-profit
organization in Phillips, Maine, dedicated to the preservation and
restoration of the original railway. The Wiscasset,
Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum
in Alna is another non-profit group that preserves the history of
narrow-gauge railroads in Maine.
Have you ever "volkssported" on a railroad bed? The Massachusetts
chapter of the national American Volksporting Association,
'n Mass, regularly uses the
Minuteman Bikeway, the Narrow-Gauge Rail-Trail and the Reformatory
Branch Trail for its organized outings.
Scott Currier's Railroad
Archaeology Page chronicles
abandoned railroad lines in Southern New Hampshire and Northeastern
Massachusetts. FBDP member Jeffrey Decaprio posted his
explorations of the Lexington Branch and Billerica & Bedford
Railroad right-of-ways on this site.
The Mystic Valley Railway Society is a non-profit educational corporation that is dedicated to educating the public about railroad transportation. The group operates rail excursions throughout the New England area.
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