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EXPANDED SECOND EDITION
THE CENTRAL MASS.
The Central Massachusetts Railroad

Published by Marker Press in Cooperation with the
Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society, Inc.


The Central Massachusetts Railroad was envisioned early in its history as a critical link in a route from Boston to the West, but was destined instead to become the Boston and Maine Railroads longest branch line. One of the last railroads to be built in its home state, the Central Mass. could not withstand the combined forces of a changing economic base, the Great Depression, and natural disaster. Its gradual abandonment began in the 1930s, and only a tiny fragment remained as an active rail line by the close of the twentieth century.


THE CENTRAL MASS.
by the Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
Expanded Second Edition. Brimfield, MA: Marker Press, 2008.
Hardcover with dust jacket. 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" size. 180 pages.
More than 200 illustrations and 16 maps. NEW.
ISBN: 0-9662736-3-X or 978-0-9662736-3-2

$39.95 plus $4.95 shipping and handling


      The Central Mass., as first published by the Boston and Maine Railroad Historical Society, Inc., in 1975, set forth the colorful history of the line, from its beginnings as the Massachusetts Central until the publication date. That edition sold out quickly and is now a collectors item. This second edition includes a reprint of the first edition from the original offset printing negatives. We have added 39 new pages relating the fate of the Central Mass. since 1975, its last days of train operation, and its ongoing rebirth as a rail-trail. Also included are over 30 new illustration, a comprehensive index to the entire work, and several short features elaboration on aspects of the history of the Central Mass. Newly prepared end-paper maps depict the Central Mass. and connecting rail lines in 1920, along with previous and subsequent changes in station locations and route alignment.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
      The Vision Fades at Jeffersons
      The Connecticut River at Last
      Making Way for the Water
      Another Vision Goes Astray
      The End of the Line?
      Day Train to Northampton
      Stations
      Salon
      Appendix
            The Lancaster Railroad
            Motive Power
      A Word from the Publishers
      Supplement
      Errata and Addenda
      References
      Index


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THE CENTRAL MASS.
by the Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
Expanded Second Edition. Brimfield, MA: Marker Press, 2008.
Hardcover with dust jacket. 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" size. 180 pages.
More than 200 illustrations and 16 maps. NEW.
ISBN: 0-9662736-3-X or 978-0-9662736-3-2

$39.95 plus $4.95 shipping and handling


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KEN CONLEY, Books & Graphics
PO Box 21
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Voice: 413-732-0333

E-mail: kenconley@kenconley.com




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