Books on Railroads and Stations in NH:

Updated: 1/4/17     [114 titles listed]

 

[Note:   Depot enthusiasts should routinely consult The Bulletin of the Railroad Station Historical Society, currently in more than 40 volumes, for stories and updates.  Typically, short items from its pages are not listed below, though occasionally a story seems worthy of inclusion.  For more, see the RSHS website.  For the most detailed online bibliography on the subject of railroad depots, readers are referred to the extensive and excellent listings of the Railroad Station Historical Society: RSHS Bibliography]

 

-----------------. Boston & Maine Railroad: Official List: Officers, Agents, and Stations. Westbrook, ME: Edwin B. Roberston, 1982.

-----------------. (Dover) Heritage Walking Tour: September 29, 2002. Dover, NH: Dover Historical Society, 2002.

-----------------. Location, Description and Dimensions of All Stations, Buildings….on the Grand Truck Railway. Westbrook, ME: Edwin B. Roberston, 1998.

-----------------. Maine Central Railroad Company: Handbook of Officers, Agents, Stations, and Sidings. Westbrook, ME: Edwin B. Roberston, 1980.

-----------------. Mt. Washington Cog Railway.Mt. Wshington, NH: Mt. Washington Cog Railway Co., 1969.

Anderson, Leon W. World's First Cog Railway. Concord, NH: Concord Village Press, 1978.

Bachelder, J. Leonard. The Mountaineer. Ward Hill, MA: Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, Inc., 1998. [Crawford Notch area]

Baker, George Pierce. The Formation of the New England Railroad Systems. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1949.

Beaudette, Edward H. Central Vermont Railway. Carstens, 1982.

Beauregard, Mark W. R.R. Stations of New England Today: Vol. 1 "The Boston & Maine RR". Flanders, NJ: Railroad Avenue Enterprises, 1979.

Belcher, C. Francis. Logging Railroads of the White Mountains. Boston: Appalachian Mountain Club, 1980.

Blodget, Bradford G. Marium Foster's Boston and Maine Railroad: The Story of Keene's Railroad Lady. Keene, NH: Historical Society of Cheshire Co., 2011.

Boothroyd, Stephen, and Peter Barney. Railroads in Early Postcards: Northern New England (Volume 1). Vestal, NY: Vestal Press Ltd., 1992.

Boston & Maine Railroad. Corporate History of the Boston and Maine Railroad (System), Including Owned, Leased and Controlled Lines as of Dates of Valuation June 30, 1914. 1915.

Boston & Maine Railroad. Railroading on the Boston and Maine. 1953 ed.  Rpt. B&MRRHS: 2016.

Boston & Maine Railroad. Railroading on the Boston and Maine. 1955 ed.  Rpt. B&MRRHS: 2015.

Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society. Moguls, Mountains, and Memories. B&MRRHS: 2016.

Bradlee, Francis B. C. The Boston and Lowell Railroad; The Nashua and Lowell Railroad; and The Salem and Lowell Railroad. Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1918; rpt., Melrose, MA: Panorama Publications 1972.

Bradlee, Francis B. C. The Boston & Maine Railroad: A History of the Main Route with Its Tributary Lines. Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1921; rpt., Melrose, MA: Panorama Publications 1972.

Bradlee, Francis B. C. The Eastern Railroad: A Historical Account of Early Railroading in Eastern New England. Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1922, rpt., Melrose, MA: Panorama Publications 1972.

Bray, Donald. They Said It Couldn't Be Done: The Mount Washington Cog Railway and Its History. Kendall Hunt Publishing, 1984.

Byron, Carl B. Boston & Maine Trackside with Arthur E. Mitchell. Kutztown, PA: Morning Sun Books, 1999.

Canfield, John R. Trackside in Search of Northern New England Steam with John T. Morrison. Kutztown, PA: Morning Sun, 2006.

Carpenter, Richard C. A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946, Volume 2: New York and New England. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005 [162 pages of railroad maps, fully indexed].

Chase, Heman. Railroad Passenger Travel: History, Recollections, Reflections. Alstead, NH: Self- published, 1967 [on Keene area].

Confalone, Mike, and Joe Posik. Rails Across New England 1989-1999, Volume 1: Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont.  Goffstown, NH: Railroad Explorer, 2005 [NH pages: 55-80].

Cook, Preston. Before Guilford. Silver Springs, MD: Old Line Graphics, 1988.

Cornwell, L. Peter, and Carol A. Smith. Names First--Rails Later: New England's 700-Plus Railroads and What Happened to Them. 1989.

Cummings, O. R. Capitol City Streetcar Days: The Concord & Manchester Electric Branch, the Concord Electric Railways and Predecessors, 1878-1933. Forty-Fort, PA: Cox, 1996.

Cummings, O. R., and the Manchester Historic Association. Manchester Streetcars. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publ./ Tempus Publ., Inc., 2000 ["Images of America" series].

Cummings, O. R. Portsmouth Electric Railway. New England Electric Railway Society, 1952.

Cummings, O. R. Trolleys of the Massachusetts Northeastern Street Railway 1913-1930. Massachusetts Northeastern Street Railway, Vol. 5, 1968.

Cummings, O. R. Trolleys to Canobie Lake Park, New Hampshire. Massachusetts Northeastern Street Railway, Vol. 4, 1967.

Cummings, O. R. Trolleys to the Casinos: Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway.  Massachusetts Northeastern Street Railway, Vol. 1964.

Cummings, O. R. Trolleys to York Beach: The Portsmouth, Dover, and York Street Railway. New England Electric Railway Society, No. 1.

Della Penna, Craig. Great Rail-Trails of the Northeast: The Essential Outdoor Guide to 26 Recreational Biking Trails and Their Railroad History. Amherst, MA: New England Cartographics, 1995.

Dorin, Patrick C. The Grand Trunk Western Railroad: A Canadian National Railroad. Seattle: Superior Pub. Co., 1977.

Downs, Virginia C. Life by the Tracks: When Passengers Steamed through the Notch. Canaan, NH: Phoenix Press, 1983. [on Crawford Notch]

Edgar, Robert M. North of Franconia: White Mountains Railroad (18648-1873). New York: Newcomen Society, 1953.

Enos, Mike. The Railroad Was Our Life!  Lowell, MA: Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society, 2013.

Fillion, Robert G. Railroading along the Oliverian. Haverhill Heritage Series. Woodsville, NH: Robert G. Fillion, 1992.

Fisher, Ralph E. Vanishing Markers: Memories of the Boston & Maine Railroading, 1946-1952. Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Greene Press, 1976.

Frye, Harry. Minuteman Steam. B&M Historical Society, 1982.

Gove, Bill.  J. E. Henry's Logging Railroads: The History of the East Branch & LIncoln and Zealand Valley Railroads. Littleton, NH: Bondcliff Books, 1998.

Gove, Bill. Logging Railroads Along the Pemigewasset River. Littleton, NH: Bondcliff Books, 2006.

Gove, Bill. Logging Railroads of the Saco River Valley. Littleton, NH: Bondcliff Books, 2001.

Harlow, Alvin F. Steelways of New England. NY: Creative Age Press, 1946.

Hartley, Scott. Guilford: Five Years of Change. Railpace, 1989.

Hastings, Philip R. Boston & Maine: A Photographic Essay.

Hastings, Philip R. Grand Trunk Heritage: Steam in New England. Railroad Heritage Press, No. 3, 1978.

Heald, Bruce D. Boston & Maine in the 19th Century. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publ./Tempus Publ., Inc., 2001 ["Images of Rail " series].

Heald, Bruce D. Boston & Maine in the 20th Century. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publ./Tempus Publ., Inc., 2001 ["Images of Rail " series].

Heald, Bruce D. Boston & Maine Locomotives. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publ./Tempus Publ., Inc., 2002 ["Images of Rail " series].

Heald, Bruce D. Boston & Maine: Trains and Services. Charlestown, SC: Arcadia Publishing Co., 2005. [Images of Rail/America Series]

Heald, Bruce D.  A History of the Boston & Maine Railroad: Exploring New Hampshire's Rugged Heart by Rail. Lowell, MA: Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society, 2008.

Heald, Bruce D. The Lakes Region II. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publ./Tempus Publ., Inc., 1999 ["Images of America " series].

Heald, Bruce D. Railways and Waterways through the White Mountains. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publ./ Tempus Publ., Inc., 1999 ["Images of America" series].

Heald, Bruce D. and Joseph A. Bush, Sr. The Upper Merrimack Valley to Winnepesaukee by Rail. Dover, NH: Arcadia Publ./Chalford Publ. Corp.,/Arcadia, 1997 ["Images of America" series].

Hilton, George W., and John F. Due. The Electric Interurban Railways in America. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1964.

Holland, Kevin. Passenger Trains of Northern New England in the Streamline Era. TLC: 2004.

Holt, Jeff. The Grand Trunk in New England. Toronto: Railfare, 1986.

Hoisington, Richard A. Rails to Wolfeborough: A Condensed History of the Wolfeborough Railroad. Wolfeboro RR., 1984.

Hutchins, John C. The Blueberry Express: A History of the Suncook Railroad. Littleton, MA: Flying Yankee Enterprises, 1985.

Johnson, Ron (ed.). Maine Central Railroad Mountain Division. 470 Railroad Club.

Johnson, Ron. New Hampshire and Vermont Railroads: Classic to Contemporary Scenic Action. South Portland, Me: Portland Litho, 1986.

Johnson, Ron. Northern Rails: A Complete Guide to the Railroads of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont: 1978 Edition. 470 Railroad Club, 1978.

Jones, Robert C. The Central Vermont Railway. 6 vols. Silverton, CO: Sundance Books, 1981-82.

Jones, Robert W. The Boston & Maine: Forest, River & Mountain. Pine Tree press, 1999.

Jones, Robert Willoughby. Three Colorful Decades of New England Railroading. California: Trans-Anglo Books, 1991.

Joslin, Richard S. Sylvester Marsh and the Cog Railway. Tilton, NH: Sani Bani Press, 2000.

Karr, Ronald Dale. Lost Railroads of New England. 3rd ed. Pepperell, MA: Branch Line Press, 1966, 2001.

Kidder, Glen. Railway to the Moon: A History of the Unique Mt. Washington Cog Railway. Courier Printing, 1969.

Kirkland, Edward Chase. Men, Cities and Transportation: A Study in New England History 1820-1900. 2 vols. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 1948.

Krouse, John, and Fred Bailey. Trains of Northern New England. New York, 1977.

Lewis, Edward A. American Shortline Railway Guide. Railroad Reference Series No. 7. Waukesha, WI: Kalmback Books, 1991.

Liljestrand, Robert A., and David R. Sweetland. Boston & Maine Steam  Volume I:  P-3, P-4, & P-5 Pacifics. Ansonia, CT: Bob's Photos, 2008.

Liljestrand, Robert A., and David R. Sweetland. Boston & Maine Steam  Volume 2: Freight Locomotives T-1, R-1, & S-1. Ansonia, CT: Bob's Photos, 2017.

Liljestrand, Robert A., and David R. Sweetland. The Passenger Cars of New England: Volume 1: Boston &  Maine, Ansonia, CT: Boib's Photos, 2000.

Liljestrand, Robert A., and David R. Sweetland.  Railroad Cities: Concord, New Hampshire.  Ansonia, CT: Bob's Photos, 2002.

Lindhal, Martin L. The New England Railroads.  Boston, 1965.

Lindsell, Robert M. The Rail Lines of Northern New England. Pepperell, MA: Branch Line Press, 2000. [highly recommended--rail fans of the region cannot afford to be without this text]

Kirkland, Edward Chase. Men, Cities, and Transportation: A Study in New England History 1820-1900. 2 vols. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 1948.

MacDonald, Robert L  Mid-Century Memories: The Boston & Maine Railroad: 1936-1950. Lowell, MA: Boston & Maine Historical Society, 2013.

Martin, Charles F. New Hampshire Rail Trails. Pepperell, MA: Branch Line Press, 2008.

Maywald, Henry. Memories of the B&M. NJ: N.J. International, ca. 1980.

Mead, Edgar T. The Concord & Claremont Railroad: A Scenic Branch of the Boston & Maine. SooNipi Pub., 1998.

Mead, Edgar T. The Up-Country Line: Boston, Concord & Montreal RR to the New Hampshire Lakes and White Mountains. Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Greene Press, 1975.

Mead, Edgar T., Jr. Through Covered Bridges to Concord: A Recollection of the Concord & Claremont RR. Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Greene Press, 1970.

Melvin, George F. Trackside around New Hampshire 1950-1970 with Ben English Jr.   Kutztown, PA: Morning Sun Books, 2009. [contains a great many very fine color photographs of railroad depots in NH, a fair number of them no longer standing]

Melvin, George F. Trackside Grand Trunk: New England Lines. Kutztown, PA: Morning Sun Books, 2007.

Melvin, George F., and Katherine Melvin. Boston & Maine Memories: Featuring the Photography and Career of Preston Johnson.  Kutztown, PA: Morning Sun Books, 2010.

Melvin, George F., and Jeremy Plant. Maine Central in Color. 3 vols. (1998, 1999, 2007). Kutztown, PA: Morning Sun Books, 2007.

Miller, E. Spencer. Maine Central Railroad 1940-1978. Portland, ME, 1977.

Moccia, Paul B. Bethlehem Railroads: A Ferroquinarchaeochronology. Bethlehem, NH: Bethlehem Historical Society, 2003 [pamphlet].

Neal, Robert Miller. High Green and the Bark Peelers: The Story of Engineman Henry A. Beaulieu and His Boston and Maine Railroad. N.Y.: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1950.

Nelligan, Tom. Bluebirds and Minutemen: Boston & Maine 1974-1984. Macmillan, 1986.

Nelligan, Tom. New England Shortlines. NY: Heritage Press, 1982.

Nelligan, Tom, and Scott Hartley. Route of the Minuteman: 1969-1979. Quadrant Press Review, No. 8, 1980.

Nimke, R. W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections. Ten volumes. Rutland, VT: Sharp Offset Printing, Inc., 1991-1993.

Phelps, George. New England Rail Album: A Traveling Salesman Remembers the 1930's. 1989.

Robertson, E. B. Grand Trunk Railroad Photo Album.

Robertson, Edwin B., and Benjamin W. English, Jr. A Century of Railroading in Crawford Notch. Rev. 1981. Upgraded 1987, 1995, 1996. No city, no publisher, 1975.

Seed, Douglas W., and Katherine Khalife. Salem, New Hampshire, Volume II: Trolleys, Canobie Lake, and Rockingham Park. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publ./Tempus Publ., Inc., 1996 ["Images of America " series].

Shaw, Donald. A History of the Claremont Railway 1903-45. Warehouse Point, CT: Connecticut Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, 1945.

Smith, Dwight. Northern Rails: A Complete Guide to the Railroads of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. 470 Railroad Club, 1967.

Squires, J. Duane. Headlights and Highlights: The Northern Railroad of New Hampshire, 1844-1848. New York: Newcomen Society of England, American Branch, 1948.

Stevens, Randy. The Railroad That Passed Through Lee, NH 1874-1934. Lee, NH, 2004.

Swift, D. W. Conway Scenic Railroad: Struggle and Triumph. Burlington, MA: Railroad Publications, 1976.

Teague, Ellen C. Mount Washington Railway Company: World's First Cog Railway. Newcomen Society, 1970.

Walker, Mike. Railroad Atlas of North America: North East U.S.A. Kent, England: Steam Powered Publishing, 1995. [NH maps: 31-33].

Wallace, R. Stuart, and Lisa Mausolf. New Hampshire Railroads: Historic Context Statement. New Hampshire Department of Transportation, 2001 [a very valuable resource with a great deal of information about and many photographs of railroads and depots in NH].

Whitcher, William Frederick. Wells River Bridge and Other Haverhill Toll Bridges. Woodsville, NH, 1904.

Wimmergren, Alan. Railroading in Henniker. Booklet Number 3. Henniker, NH: Henniker Historical Society, 1998.

Young, Harold H. The Story of the Laconia Street Railway: A Public Utility of Yesteryear. Patterson, NJ, 1954.