A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946, Volume 2: New York & New England

By: Richard C. Carpenter

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Whistle-stop posts along a picturesque cycling trail. An abandoned roundhouse in a new industrial park. A piece of "Black Diamond" anthracite coal lying in the grass. These are silent witnesses to the golden age of American railroading, 1946, when the steam locomotive's sonorous whistle could be heard from Pennsylvania to Vermont, from New York to Chicago.

The second installation of Richard C. Carpenter's highly acclaimed series covers an area criss-crossed by some of the oldest railroad lines in America. This volume includes over 191 beautiful, hand-drawn maps of rail systems in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. These masterpieces, accompanied by detailed sections on stations, track pans, tunnels, and viaducts, capture a time when rail was king in New England, before cars, trucks, and planes became dominant.

Title: A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946, Volume 2: New York & New England

Author: Richard C. Carpenter

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $65.00

Categories: Maps, Atlases, & Geography, New York, Railroads,

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press:

ISBN Number: 0801880785

ISBN Number 13: 9780801880780

Binding: hardback

Book Details: 2005 288 pp. 191 four-color maps, hardback, Johns Hopkins University Press

Seller ID: 880785

Description: Whistle-stop posts along a picturesque cycling trail. An abandoned roundhouse in a new industrial park. A piece of "Black Diamond" anthracite coal lying in the grass. These are silent witnesses to the golden age of American railroading, 1946, when the steam locomotive's sonorous whistle could be heard from Pennsylvania to Vermont, from New York to Chicago.
The second installation of Richard C. Carpenter's highly acclaimed series covers an area criss-crossed by some of the oldest railroad lines in America. This volume includes over 191 beautiful, hand-drawn maps of rail systems in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. These masterpieces, accompanied by detailed sections on stations, track pans, tunnels, and viaducts, capture a time when rail was king in New England, before cars, trucks, and planes became dominant.
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About Author
Richard C. Carpenter is the retired executive director of the South Western Regional Planning Agency in Connecticut.

Reviews
"This book, along with Volume 1 . . ., belongs in the library of every serious rail historian."— Railfan and Railroad

"No detail that is too insignificant to be omitted . . . as long as it had something to do with railroading."—John P. Reilly, Editor Emeritus, Sunday Hour

"Each map is carefully produced in exquisite detail. . . I give it the highest possible recommendation."—Peter E. Lynch, NHRHTA Bulletin

"Carpenter has done an outstanding job showing the railroad world of 1946."— National Railway Bulletin

"An incredible wealth of information."—Gregory Curtis, American Reference Books Annual

"Complements the other great volume of the series and would be a nice addition to your railroad library."—

"Where railroads first began and proliferated . . . I have never seen such complete coverage of railroads in any single document."—Richard B Hasselman, Senior Vice President of Operations, CONRAIL (retired)