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by Robert L. MacDonald

ePub Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads (ME) (Images of Rail) download
Author:
Robert L. MacDonald
ISBN13:
978-0738511795
ISBN:
073851179X
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Arcadia Publishing; Edition Unstated edition (May 12, 2003)
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Robert L. MacDonald is a founding member and historian of the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad . He has authored two books on narrow gauge railroads and is a feature writer for a publication on short-line railroads.

Robert L. MacDonald is a founding member and historian of the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum and is a member of the collections committee. He is a retired sales representative for the Canadian National Railways in northern New England and a longtime member of the 470 Railroad Club.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads is a comprehensive pictorial record of the history of the narrow gauge railroad in Maine. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads Images of rail. Arcadia Publishing, 2003. From the ile Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad to the five-mile Kennebec Central, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads features the toylike miniature trains of Maine as they appeared at different stages in their history.

The narrow gauge railroad served Maine for over fifty years until the early 1940s. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads is a comprehensive pictorial record of the history of the narrow gauge railroad in Maine.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads book  . Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads (ME) (Images of Rail). 073851179X (ISBN13: 9780738511795).

Photo about Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum in Portland, Maine, USA. Image of rail, narrow, railroad - 120254815. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum in Portland, Maine, USA.

The narrow gauge railroad arrived in the United States in the late nineteenth century

By (author) Robert L MacDonald. The narrow gauge railroad arrived in the United States in the late nineteenth century. Based on the Welsh two-foot gauge, the American narrow gauge was expanded by railroad engineers to a three-foot gauge that became the standard track width for narrow gauge railroads in the United States. Maine, however, adopted the two-foot gauge that was developed by George E. Mansfield in Massachusetts.

General Railroad Transportation Books. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H). 2 x . 8 Inches. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads - Robert L. MacDonald

The narrow gauge railroad served Maine for over fifty years until the early 1940s. MacDonald. Track gauges (the distance between rails), established for the movement of railway equipment over various track routes, may be as varied as their geographical locations. As to what may be recognized as standard, between broad and narrow, is relative to what is most commonly used in a particular locality.

Standard gauge was favored for railway construction in the United States, although a fairly large narrow-gauge system developed in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Utah. Outside Colorado, these isolated lines evolved into regional narrow-gauge systems in Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Hawaii, and Alaska.

The narrow gauge railroad arrived in the United States in the late nineteenth century. Based on the Welsh two-foot gauge, the American narrow gauge was expanded by railroad engineers to a three-foot gauge that became the standard track width for narrow gauge railroads in the United States. Maine, however, adopted the two-foot gauge that was developed by George E. Mansfield in Massachusetts. The narrow track width was ideally suited to the mountainous terrain, and the maneuverability of the trains proved highly beneficial to companies and passengers traveling to remote locations. The narrow gauge railroad served Maine for over fifty years until the early 1940s.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads is a comprehensive pictorial record of the history of the narrow gauge railroad in Maine. From the one-hundred-twelve-mile Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad to the five-mile Kennebec Central, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads features the toylike miniature trains of Maine as they appeared at different stages in their history. The Bridgton and Harrison Railroad, the Monson Railroad, and the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway lines are documented within, as well as the current restoration projects that are under way.

  • WOW...good content.

  • My husband is a train fanatic, this is just one of many I've purchased for his collection he likes all things trains.

  • We recently had travelled from Maine, USA to Wales, UK having a marvelous, picuresque journey on the Rheilfford and Pfestiniog railway out of Porthmadog. In many ways the Wales countryside resembles that of Maine in terms of topograghy. In showing some co-workers a couple of photos we had taken of this magnificent little Welsh 2 footer which began business in the 1830's and still runs a successful tourist line, one of them asked if the Maine Narrow guages weren't also built on two foot guage. I believed they must have been 3 foot like the Western US narrow guage roads, such as the Durango and Silverton, but this question made me curious. I found the intriguing answer to that question in this little book. Not only were the Maine Roads built to the 2 foot guage, but they were actually modelled after the sucessful Rheilfford railway. Since we live in Maine, we are interested in Maine history as well as Railroading, and found through this book that it truly is a small world after all.

    I recommend this pictorial book to any Railfan or Maine History buff, or any combination thereof.