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Suspension Bridge, Wilderness Trail

180 Foot Suspension Bridge - Wilderness Trail, Pemigewasset Wilderness
Suspension Bridge, Wilderness Trail - Built in 1959-1960 (completed September 1960), the 180-foot long suspension bridge along the Wilderness Trail crossed the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in New Hampshire's 45,000-acre federally designated Pemigewasset Wilderness. The Wilderness Trail utilizes the railroad bed of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad (1893-1948), and after railroad operations came to an end, the suspension bridge was built to replace trestle No. 17; before the bridge was built, hikers used the railroad trestle to ...

Home Comfort Stove, Wilderness Trail

Camp 18 - East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, New Hampshire
Home Comfort Stove, Wilderness Trail - Seen above in 2009 is an old Home Comfort Stove made by the Wrought Iron Range Company in St. Louis, Missouri. This protected artifact remains along the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad (1893-1948) at the sight of logging Camp 18 in New Hampshire's Pemigewasset Wilderness. Today’s Wilderness Trail passes by this historic site...[Continue reading] ...

2023 Year in Review, White Mountains

South Branch of the Gale River - Bethlehem, New Hampshire
2023 Year in Review, White Mountains - Another year gone! Here in the White Mountains, the weather has been some of the strangest we have seen. As of today, there is just a dusting of snow in our front yard, and the White Mountains region is recovering from a major rainstorm. All the snow that was at the lower elevations melted during the rainstorm. At this point, we need a blizzard....[Continue reading] ...

Profile and Franconia Notch Railroad

Profile and Franconia Notch Railroad
Profile and Franconia Notch Railroad - On July 11, 1878, the state of New Hampshire approved an act to incorporate the Profile and Franconia Notch Railroad. The incorporators were Richard Taft, Charles H. Greenleaf (owners of the Flume House and Profile House), Nathaniel White, Joseph A. Dodge, Josiab T. Vose, John H. George, Walter Aiken, Emmons Raymond, John G. Sinclair, John G. Eaton, and Warren F. Daniell. In operation from 1879-1921, this roughly ten-mile long narrow gauge railroad serviced only ...

Bartlett and Albany Railroad

Bartlett and Albany Railroad - Bartlett, New Hampshire
Bartlett and Albany Railroad, New Hampshire - The Bartlett and Albany Railroad was a logging railroad in the White Mountains towns of Bartlett and Albany. On October 21, 1887, the New Hampshire legislature approved an act to incorporate the Bartlett and Albany Railroad. The incorporators of the railroad were H.N. Jose, John C. Small, Reuben Wescott, W. F. Milliken, Charles E. Jose, C.F. Buffum, John Gillis, and Frank George. In operation from 1887-1894, the railroad began along the Portland and ...

Redrock Brook, Franconia Brook Trail

Redrock Brook - Pemigewasset Wilderness, New Hampshire
Redrock Brook, Franconia Brook Trail - At the Redrock Brook crossing (above), along today’s Franconia Brook Trail in the Pemigewasset Wilderness, remnants of a bridge from the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad (1893-1948) remained for many years. Active during the early 1900s, this branch of the railroad began at trestle No. 7 and ended at logging Camp 13. A few old books reveal that the origin of the name “Redrock” derives from the red feldspar rock that is in the ...

Cedar Brook Spur Line, Bondcliff Trail

Cedar Brook Spur Line - East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, New Hampshire
Cedar Brook Spur Line, Bondcliff Trail - Located along the Bondcliff Trail (formerly the Wilderness Trail) in the Pemigewasset Wilderness are the remnants of an old spur line of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad (1893-1948). Most of the spur lines along the mainlines of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad are easy to locate, but a few, such as this one, can be overlooked. About one half of a mile above trestle No. 7, along the Upper East Branch ...

Dry Trestle, Wilderness Trail

Hillside Trestle - East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, New Hampshire
Dry Trestle, Wilderness Trail - Located along the Wilderness Trail in the Pemigewasset Wilderness is an interesting artifact of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad (1893-1948). Like most of the trails in this federally designated wilderness, the Wilderness Trail utilizes the old railroad bed right-of-way of the railroad. This dry trestle (or hillside trestle), between North Fork Junction and logging Camp 18 crossed a steep hillside along the railroad. The trestle footings are covered in moss and blend in well ...

North Fork Junction, Thoreau Falls Trail

Wilderness Trail - Pemigewasset Wilderness, New Hampshire
North Fork Junction, Thoreau Falls Trail - Seen here in 2017 is the trail junction of the Thoreau Falls Trail (left) and Wilderness Trail (right) in New Hampshire's Pemigewasset Wilderness during the winter months. While the White Mountains trail system has become overrun, during the dead of winter, solitude can still be found deep in the 45,000-acre Pemigewasset Wilderness. Both trails utilize the railroad bed right-of-way of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad (1893-1948)...[Continue reading] ...

North Fork Spur Line, Thoreau Falls Trail

Harp Switch Stand - East Branch & Lincoln Railroad
North Fork Spur Line, Thoreau Falls Trail - Located along the Thoreau Falls Trail, deep in New Hampshire’s 45,000-acre Pemigewasset Wilderness, is an interesting piece of East Branch & Lincoln Railroad history. In operation from 1893-1948 and originally owned by James E. Henry, this was a logging railroad in the towns of Lincoln and Franconia. Just before the North Fork Branch of the railroad crossed the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River at North Fork Function, a spur line branched ...