Vermont's Woodstock Railroad

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During America’s golden age of railroading, it was the smaller branch lines that were the most beloved by the people they served. Such was the case of Vermont’s Woodstock Railroad, which faithfully served the daily needs of the local populace—farmers, mill owners, carpenters and general store proprietors. From 1875 to 1933, the line provided a vital link between the communities of White River Junction, Quechee and Woodstock. Local families such as the Deweys, Billingses and Williamses led the development of the railroad and contributed greatly to the local economy. Local author and historian Frank J. Barrett Jr. recounts the story of that proud line, its construction, daily operations, growth, triumphs and eventual demise.
ISBN: 9781467147668
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Vermont
Series: Transportation
Images: 70
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Frank J. “Jay” Barrett Jr. is a second-generation practicing architect who grew up in the Upper Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. Much of his architectural work is in the field of historic preservation, and his home is a former railroad station. From a young age, he developed a deep love of all history, especially that of the patterns of regional transportation. He is a frequent lecturer concerning matters of transportation history at the New Hampshire Historical Society, along with sharing his love of history with various other groups and organizations. In the past, he has published five books with Arcadia Publishing concerning New Hampshire and Vermont history. This is his first book with The History Press.
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