A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946, Volume 2
Volume 2: New York & New England
Whistle-stop posts along a picturesque cycling trail. An abandoned roundhouse in a new industrial park. A piece of "Black Diamond" anthracite coal lying in the grass. These are silent witnesses to the golden age of American railroading, 1946, when the steam locomotive's sonorous whistle could be heard from Pennsylvania to Vermont, from New York to Chicago.
The second installation of Richard C. Carpenter's highly acclaimed series covers an area criss-crossed by some of the oldest railroad lines in America. This volume includes over 191 beautiful, hand-drawn maps of rail systems in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. These masterpieces, accompanied by detailed sections on stations, track pans, tunnels, and viaducts, capture a time when rail was king in New England, before cars, trucks, and planes became dominant.
About the Author
Richard C. Carpenter is the retired executive director of the South Western Regional Planning Agency in Connecticut.
This book, along with Volume 1..., belongs in the library of every serious rail historian.
No detail that is too insignificant to be omitted... as long as it had something to do with railroading.
Each map is carefully produced in exquisite detail... I give it the highest possible recommendation.
Carpenter has done an outstanding job showing the railroad world of 1946.
An incredible wealth of information.
A fine addition to any rail fan's library, perfect for a long winter evening.
An impressive accomplishment and will likely be well loved and well used by rail buffs and historians.
Where railroads first began and proliferated... I have never seen such complete coverage of railroads in any single document.
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