Links to Related Web Sites

The 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 its Lowell, Massachusetts, archive. The B&MRRHS publishes a bimonthly newsletter and a magazine, the "B&M Bulletin," for its members.

Walker Transporttion CollectionThe Walker Transportation Collection
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.

Massachusetts Bay Railroad EnthusiastsThe 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 Callboy."

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy 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.

SR&RL RR photo

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, Walk '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.

Mystic Valley Railway Society logo
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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