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The Rail Lines of Southern New England

A Handbook of Railroad History

by Ronald Dale Karr

Anyone interested in New England railroads should have this book.

Trains Magazine

HAVE YOU ever come across an active rail line or abandoned right of way and wondered where it goes, how it came to be, what kind if traffic it saw, or who owns or operates it today? Historian Ronald Dale Karr answers these questions for railfans and history buffs alike in this unique handbook. Each chapter comprises a lively, detailed chronicle of a rail line and its branches, a map showing the line's relationship to other lines, an all-time station list, and information about when the line was built, its operators, the number of passenger trains, and dates of abandonments. With 90 photos and illustrations, this is a must for any New England rail fan.

...an excellent introduction to local rail history.

New London Day

This book is no longer in print. A new edition will be published in 2016.