By Bruce D. Heald Ph.D.
Boston & Maine Locomotives, the 3rd quantity in Arcadia's trio documenting the Boston & Maine Railroad, is a background of the locomotives that powered New England's such a lot dominant line. the 10 Wheelers, the Mastodons, the Pacifics, and the opposite sessions of locomotive are obvious right here as they pull passengers and freight in the course of the Northeast. The Boston & Maine used to be one of many final railroads within the quarter to proceed naming its locomotives, and people engines, from nineteenth-century steam to twentieth-century diesel, are recorded right here. The Portland, the Newburyport, the overall Sherman, and extra experience New England's rails once more in Boston & Maine Locomotives.
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