Minuteman Railroad: Boston & Maine’s Lexington Branch


Boston & Maine’s Lexington Branch

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This book traces the long and colorful history of the Boston & Maine Railroad’s Lexington Branch. Operating northwest of Boston from 1846 to 1981, it began as a country short line, evolved into a double-track railroad with dozens of daily passenger trains, and reverted eventually to a quiet existence in which the train crews knew the remaining passengers by name and made sure none missed their stop. Explored are its creation, growth, and decline, how it was operated, and what it meant to the “Minuteman towns” of Arlington, Lexington, Bedford, Concord, and Billerica. What was needed to implement its once-intensive passenger schedules is described in detail. Covered also are its freight operations. Hardbound, 212 pages with dust jacket, 191 photos, 27 maps, and 37 other graphics

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Book Author

William M. Deen


Friends of Bedford Depot Park




212 pages