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Sawyer River Railroad, New Hampshire

Route 302 bridge in Harts Location, New Hampshire from Forth Iron railroad bridge. These bridges cross the Sawyer River in the White Mountains.
Sawyer River from Fourth Iron Bridge

Sawyer River Railroad, New Hampshire – In 1875, the State Legislature approved an act to Incorporate the Sawyer River Railroad. Operated by the Daniel Saunders Family, the Sawyer River Railroad was a ten-mile long logging railroad in the New Hampshire White Mountains town of Livermore. It was in operation from 1877-1928 and was one of the last logging railroads to operate in New Hampshire.

The railroad began along the Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad (leased to the Maine Central Railroad in 1888) at Sawyer River Station, near Forth Iron Bridge, in Hart's Location. And it traveled up into the Sawyer River valley and into the upper end of the Swift River drainage in Livermore.

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