The Rail Lines of Southern New England: A Handbook of Railroad History (New England Rail Heritage Series)
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"Chapter by chapter, Karr provides brief yet thorough summaries on the predecessor rail lines of the region and tells what remains of them today. Keeping up with the discussion is made easy with dozens of maps." -- Railfan & Railroad Magazine, September 1995"Karr has taken those resources and lots more--he is a university reference librarian, so he knows where to find information--to document all the railroad lines in southern New EnglandAnyone interested in New England railroads should have this book." --Trains Magazine, October 1995
A Customer said Very thorough research. Mr. Karr leaves no stone unturned in this scienctific analysis of the regions railroad lines. Mr. Karr has gone and "uncovered the iron" in places that even natives would never have believed that an active line was ever present.
. Ronald Dale Karr is a reference librarian at the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he also teaches a course in New England history. in history from Boston University and an M.S. Department of Transportation in Cambridge, MA, and at the Northwestern University Transportation Library in Evanston, IL. A long-time railfan himse
Using a unique handbook format, The Rail Lines of Southern New England explores the history of nearly every rail line ever operated in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Each chapter includes a lively, detailed history of a rail line and its branches, a reference map, an all-time station list, and a table detailing when the line was built, operators, the number of passenger trains during various decades, and dates for abandonments. Illustrated with over 90 black and white photos and drawings.