RAILROADS OF THE NORTH WOODS EDITED BY EVERETT L. PARKER

RAILROADS OF THE NORTH WOODS
RAILROADS OF THE NORTH WOODS
Item# ISBN 1-890454-19-2
$9.95

On a clear, cold night in the North Woods of Maine, the mournful sound of a lonely train whistle can occasionally be heard breaking the deep silence. It is a solitary freight train traversing northern Maine on the co-called Short Line from Quebec to New Brunswick. But in the old days it was a different story. In earlier times several trains a day came to the Moosehead region on the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad, the Maine Central Railroad, and the Canadian Pacific. Thousands of summer visitors would arrive by train at Greenville Junction, step off a coach into a waiting steamer at Junction Wharf and travel up Moosehead to Kineo, Seboomook and other points. There was also a network of lumbering railroads that rightly began with the "Ox Railroad" at Northeast Carry in the mid-1800s. This book, which includes many vintage photos, is a must-read for anyone interested in the stories of these old railroads and the history of the Moosehead region. 42 Pgs Paperback