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Railroads in New England

Posted by boston.com  March 14, 2014 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Peabody Institute Library:

On Wednesday, April 2, beginning at 7 p.m., residents can see how no other form of transportation has had such an impact on the development of the United States as did railroads. With the rise of the automobile and the interstate highway system in the post World War II era, railroads faced a dramatic decline. Are railroads dead or dying? Join us for an interesting overview of local railroading covering:

-Danvers.  How it related to the outside railroad network, and how it looks today.

-An overview of current rail operations in New England.

-Get ready for summer adventure with suggested rail themed entertainment stops around New England, New York, Pennsylvania and beyond!

Stephen Delaney has long been interested in how transportation shapes our society. Having grown up at the tail end of the steam era...he just barely remembers steam trains, but he and his Dad were on the last steam excursion train from Boston to Portland. His interest includes teaching a course at Boston University entitled "Special Topics in Transportation."   An experienced photographer, Steve will incorporate railroad photographs into his presentation.

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