White Mountains Logging Railroads


ScenicNH Photography has an extensive collection of imagery that focuses on the historic White Mountains logging railroads in their current state. Documenting the logging railroads is an ongoing project by Erin Paul Donovan, owner of ScenicNH Photography. The East Branch & Lincoln Railroad is our primary focus, but we have many images of other railroads in the region on file. Below is a list of railroads in the New Hampshire White Mountains. If you're interested in viewing imagery of a particular railroad in its current state, see the notes section for a link. Most images are available for usage in publications and can be licensed at the below links.

 

White Mountains, New Hampshire Railroads
 

RailroadOperated Companies LocationLength
Notes
Bartlett & Albany Railroad1887-1894Bartlett Land and Lumber CompanyAlbany, Bartlett10 Miles View imagery
Boston & Maine Mt Washington Branch1876-1932Boston & Maine RailroadBeans Grant, Carroll, Chandlers Purchase, Crawfords Purchase, Thompson & Meserves Purchase6 MilesView imagery
Beebe River Railroad1917-1942Woodstock Lumber Company, Parker Young Company, Draper CorporationCampton, Sandwich, Waterville25 Miles View imagery
East Branch & Lincoln Railroad1893-1948J.E. Henry and Sons, Parker Young Company, Marcalus Manufacturing Company, Franconia Paper CorporationFranconia, Lincoln60 Miles View imagery

Camps and maps

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East Branch Railroad1916-1920Conway CompanyBartlett, Jackson13 MilesNo Imagery
Gale River Railroad1874-1877Waumbek Lumber Company, Gale River Lumber CompanyBethlehem3 MilesView imagery
Gordon Pond Railroad1907-1916Johnson Lumber CompanyLincoln, Woodstock15 MilesView imagery
Johns River Railroad1870-1902Brown's Lumber CompanyWhitefield15 MilesNo Imagery
Lancaster and Kilkenny Railroad1887-1897Lancaster and Kilkenny CompanyKilkenny, Lancaster10 Miles No Imagery
Little River Railroad1893-1900George Van DykeBethlehem6 Miles View imagery
Maine Central Railroad1867-1983Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad, Portland & Ogdensburg Railway, Maine Central RailroadBartlett, Harts LocationView imagery
Mount Washington Cog Railway1869 -Sylvester MarshThompson & Meserves Purchase3 MilesView imagery
Profile & Franconia Notch Railroad1879-1921Richard Taft and Charles H. Greenleaf Bethlehem, Franconia10 MilesView imagery
Rocky Branch Railroad1908-1914Conway CompanyGlen, Jackson, Sargents Purchase12 Miles No Imagery
Saco Valley Railroad1892-1898Saco Valley Lumber CompanyCarrigain, Cutts Grant 7 Miles No Imagery
Sawyer River Railroad1877-1928Daniel & Charles SaundersLivermore10 Miles View imagery
Swift River Railroad1906-1916Conway CompanyAlbany, Conway, Livermore, Passaconaway, Waterville Valley25 Miles View imagery
Success Pond Railroad1894-1907Blanchard & Twitchell CompanyBerlin, Success14 Miles No Imagery
Upper Ammonoosuc Railroad1892-1903Lancaster & Kilkenny RailroadsBerlin, Kilkenny, Milan8 Miles No Imagery
Wild River Railroad1891-1904Samuel Hobson, Eben C. Robinson & George FitzgeraldBeans Purchase, Gilead, Hastings15 Miles View imagery
Woodstock & Thornton Gore Railroad1909-1914Woodstock Lumber CompanyLivermore, Thornton Gore, Woodstock7 Miles View imagery
Zealand Valley Railroad1884-1897J.E HenryBethlehem, Lincoln11 Miles View imagery

 

 

Notes:

• ScenicNH Photography is in the business of photography. And with the use of photography, we create awareness for historic preservation.

• This is a stock photography list of White Mountains logging railroads ScenicNH Photography has on file. It is a work in progress and subject to errors and omissions.

• If there is no link to imagery in the notes section, then ScenicNH Photography does not have any images on file of that railroad.

• We do not give directions to logging camp locations, so please do not send us an email asking where Camp 23A of the East Branch & Lincoln is.

• Being history related, years of operation and length of track vary greatly from historian to historian, so please keep this in mind when viewing the above information.

• As you explore the historical sites in New Hampshire, keep in mind the removal of historic artifacts from federal lands without a permit is a violation of federal law.

• Many books have been published about railroads in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Here is a list of great books on the White Mountains railroading era.