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Logging Railroads in the White Mountains

Author: by: Rick Russack
Published: Thu, Aug 5th, 2010

Logging railroads were built in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Lumber barons laid hundreds of miles of track, employed hundreds of men, operated an interesting variety of steam locomotives, were blamed for several large forest fires, and cut millions of feet of lumber needed for homes and factories in the expanding cities of southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Some of the railroads were well built, some were poorly built; some had fairly good safety records, some did not. Some have disappeared entirely while others are hiking trails today. Most of the companies that built these railroads also built towns to house their workers. Few of them outlived their railroads and now almost nothing remains of these once active towns. Continue at:

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