THE TRAIN ON THE BEACH: Forgotten Railroads that Transformed Winthrop, Orient Heights, and Revere Beach, Massachusetts by William Lieberman

THE TRAIN ON THE BEACH: Forgotten Railroads that Transformed Winthrop, Orient Heights, and Revere Beach, Massachusetts

byWilliam Lieberman

Paperback | August 20, 2017

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During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, little known steam railroads competed to serve--and sometimes to initiate--real estate ventures along the beaches and marshlands northeast of Boston. These railroads, of both narrow and standard gauge, also exploited the newfound leisure time of the working and middle classes. Trains provided cheap transportation to the seashore and its amusements, eateries, and seasonal hotels. Massive trestles, an extravagant recreational pier, and synchronized steamboat services were developed to support the railroads. This book recounts the stories of these enterprises and the communities that grew up around them. It details not only the construction and operation of the rail lines, but also the people associated with them and the inevitable corporate intrigues. The Train on the Beach will appeal both to railroad enthusiasts and to those intrigued by the history of the Boston area.

William Lieberman was born and raised in Winthrop, Mass. His fascination with the town''s railroad lore led him to a career in transportation planning. He received his bachelor''s degree at Northeastern University and his master''s at the University of North Carolina. For almost fifty years, Bill has been engaged by transportation cons...
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Title:THE TRAIN ON THE BEACH: Forgotten Railroads that Transformed Winthrop, Orient Heights, and Revere B...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:248 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.56 inShipping dimensions:248 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.56 inPublished:August 20, 2017Publisher:BookLocker.com IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1634921836

ISBN - 13:9781634921831

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Table of Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
LIST OF TABLES 
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
PART I - THE BIG PICTURE
CHAPTER 1 - RAILROADS INVADE THE NORTH SHORE
CHAPTER 2 - WINTHROP’S EARLY RAILROADS
CHAPTER 3 - AFTERMATH
PART II - THE DETAILS
CHAPTER 4 - ALIGNMENTS AND STATIONS
CHAPTER 5 - ROLLING STOCK
CHAPTER 6 - SERVICE AND OPERATIONS
CHAPTER 7 - MARITIME VENTURES
CHAPTER 8 - PEOPLE ON THE RAILROAD
CHAPTER 9 - CORPORATE MATTERS
CHAPTER 10 - A FINAL WORD
PART III - APPENDICES
APPENDIX A - STATISTICAL SUMMARY
APPENDIX B - STATIONS
APPENDIX C - TIMETABLES
APPENDIX D - CORPORATE DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
APPENDIX E - ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDIX F - ENDNOTES