What? Where? When?:
Station and Railroad News, Places, Events
In New Hampshire
This page is devoted to Station News, Station Historical Societies, and Railroad Events, including on-going rail excursion opportunities. If you have news to report, updates to offer on items below, or any other information that seems relevant for inclusion here, please e-mail me.
Station News:Note: News of this sort is reported when and as received. As most of this news is of uncertain duration, notices will be left standing until word is received that the situation described has been changed. Please write if you know this to be the case.
Troy: The depot in Troy has been completely restored and is now an historical-society museum.
Salem: The depot in Salem has been restored.
Webb: Anyone with information, photos, artifacts, etc. from or about the Webb Quarry station in Marlborough, NH, might wish to contact Mr. George D. Webb III, great-grandson of the quarry's founder, who would very much appreciate hearing about it/them.
Alton/Loon Cove: The former freighthouse in Alton has been restored and a B&M caboose has been moved onsite as part of a Railroad Park, as has the Loon Cove station, which has also been restored..
Madison: The Madison depot in Silver Lake has been completely restored and the nearby freighthouse re-painted. Interest inquiries might be directed to the current owners (at firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Lisbon: The town of Lisbon has bought the former B&M depot in Lisbon, NH, with the intent of using the structure for a number of town-related purposes. Updates: 1 2 3
Union: The former B&M depot in Union, NH, has been sold again, this time to the Wakefield Historical Commission, which will continue the restoration of the interior and exterior begun by the depot's previous owner, the late Mark Sage. Check out his depot website.
Contoocook: The Contoocook Depot has been purchased by the Contoocook Riverway Association, which has begun to restore the station. Anyone with information regarding the depot or interested in helping with the project should visit the website and call one of the telephone numbers provided. Update 10/06 Update 9/10
Derry: The town of Derry has acquired the B&M station to be restored and used for the Greater Derry Chamber of Commerce.
East Kingston: The East Kingston railroad station and the Powwow River flag station have been purchased by the town of
East Kingston and will be restored and eventually opened to the public as a community
center/museum with exhibits including the ticket booth (which has been kept nearly intact)
and containing artifacts and memorabilia. (Sue St.Martin @ 603 642 6652). Update!
Lakeport: Parts of the already dismantled Lakeport depot will be saved, but the building evidently was not spared demolition, despite efforts to give the depot away to any interested party. See articles from Manchester, Laconia newspapers.
Lakeport: The Lakeport Community Association is converting the Lakeport Freighthouse into a museum of Lakeport history. Anyone interested in contributing in some way should contact Wanda Tibbetts, Association President, Lakeport Community Association, Lakeport, NH.
Station (and Caboose) Historical Societies:
Conway Scenic Railway
Hobo Railroad/Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad
Mount Washington Cog Railway
White Mountain Central Railroad
The Flying YankeeThe Amtrak Downeaster
The Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train
The Silver Lake Railroad
New Hampshire Railroad Historical Societies:
The Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society The B&MRRHS has recently started its own web page. Click here for information on the Society's services, publications, calendar, dues schedule, etc.
The Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, Inc. The Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts group also has its own web page. Click here for information on the Society's services, publications, calendar, dues schedule, etc.
The Walker Transportation Collection Richard Symmes, curator. The Walker Transportation Collection of the Beverly (MA) Historical Society and Museum houses an enormous collection of Railroad related materials, particularly photographs,including many of New Hampshire depots. The museum is located at 117 Cabot St., Beverly MA, and is open to the public on Wednesday, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.