Posts Tagged: 19th century

East Branch & Lincoln, Forgotten Trestles

Abutments from Trestle 7 of the East Branch & Lincoln Logging Railroad are used to support the foot bridge along the Lincoln Woods Trail in New Hampshire.
East Branch & Lincoln, Forgotten Trestles - In October of 2015, I wrote about the forgotten spur lines along the East Branch & Lincoln (EB&L) Railroad in New Hampshire, and today I am going to continue with this theme and focus on the timber trestles of the railroad. The EB&L Railroad was built by J.E. Henry, and was in operation from 1893-1948 with much of the railroad being in the area we...[Continue reading] ...

Harp Switch Stand, New Hampshire

Beebe River Railroad - Harp Switch Stand along the old Beebe River Railroad in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire USA. This was an logging railroad, which operated from 1917 - 1942.
Harp Switch Stand, New Hampshire – Popular during the early days of railroading, the harp style switch stand was a manually operated railroad switch, which allowed trains to transfer to another section of track. This was accomplished by a railroad worker pushing or throwing the long bar. The included images are part of my environmental image collection that is focused on abandoned railroads in the White Mountains.....[Continue reading] ...

Weeks Act Celebration 100th Anniversary

A hiker crosses over Franconia Brook on a foot bridge. At the end of this bridge hikers enter into the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Old abutments from Trestle 7 along the old the East Branch & Lincoln Logging Railroad bed are used to support this foot bridge. Located in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA. The East Branch & Lincoln Railroad operated from 1893 - 1948. (Erin Paul Donovan)
East Branch & Lincoln Railroad - Trestle 7 abutments put to good use March 1, 2011 - Celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act. One hundred years ago today, President William Howard Taft signed the Weeks Act into law ...