White Mountains Railroad Books

Zealand Notch  - Scenic views along the Appalachian Trail (Ethan Pond Trail) during the summer months in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA. This trail follows the old Zealand Valley Railroad bed, which was a logging railroad in operation from 1884-1897.
Zealand Valley Railroad – Appalachian Trail follows the old railroad grade

White Mountains, New Hampshire Railroad Books – Over the years, numerous books have been published focused on the logging railroads of the White Mountains, New Hampshire. One of my favorites is J.E. Henry’s Logging Railroads by Bill Gove. It is an excellent book focused on the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad.

If you are just catching the railroad bug, here is a list of great books worth purchasing. All are excellent reads and packed with information! Some of these books are no longer published, making them hard to locate. Used books stores are a good place to find those.

Logging Railroads Books:
1) J.E Henry's Logging Railroads by Bill Gove Revised edition
2) Logging Railroads Along the Pemigewasset River by Bill Gove
3) Logging Railroads Of The Saco River Valley by Bill Gove
4) Logging Railroads of New Hampshire's North Country by Bill Gove
5) J.E. Henry's Logging Railroads: The History of the EB&L and the Zealand Valley Railroads by Bill Gove
6) Logging railroads of the White Mountains by C. Francis Belcher
6) Tall Trees, Tough Men by Robert E. Pike
7) East Branch & Lincoln Railroad by Erin Paul Donovan 

Other railroad related books that are very interesting:
1) A Century of Railroading in Crawford Notch, by Edwin "Bill" Robertson and Benjamin English, Jr.
2) Building the Railroad Through Crawford Notch, by Edwin "Bill" Robertson
3) Life by the Tracks By Virginia Downs
4) A History of the Boston and Maine Railroad by Bruce D. Heald
5) Lincoln & Woodstock, New Hampshire by Mike Dickerman

And if you are looking for imagery of the logging railroads in the their current state take a look at our extensive image collection here.

Happy image making..


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