Logging Railroads, White Mountains


Logging railroads in the New Hampshire White Mountains date back to the 1870s, when the first logging railroad to operate in the White Mountains was built – the John’s River Railroad. Some railroads lasted only for a few years, while others, such as the legendary East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, lasted many years. Now in the 21st-century, some consider the railroad logging era to be the most interesting part of White Mountains history. This work focuses on the history of these abandoned logging railroads, and it also showcases them in their current state. Also included here are some articles about the early passenger railroads that were in the region.

 

Trestle No 17 - East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, New Hampshire
East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, Trestle 17 - Built in the early 1900s, probably 1906-1908 (one reference states 1908) ...
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Osseo Trail - White Mountains, New Hampshire
East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, Narrow Gauge Line - The EB&L Railroad was a standard gauge railroad, but in ...
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Plymouth Diesel Locomotive - Lincoln, New Hampshire
Beebe River Railroad, New Hampshire - In 1917, the Publishers Paper Company sold the Beebe River land tract (around ...
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Pemigewasset Wilderness - Mount Lberty, New Hampshire
1907 Owl's Head Mountain Fire, White Mountains – During the late 1800s and early 1900s, logging activities from railroad ...
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Trestle 7 - East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, New Hampshire
East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, Trestle 7 - During the days of the East Branch & Lincoln (EB&L) Railroad, ...
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Camp 10 - East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, New Hampshire
Can You Identify These Artifacts - When documenting historic sites in the New Hampshire White Mountains one of the ...
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Charles B. Keyser Homesite - Benton, New Hampshire USA
Don't Remove Historic Artifacts - Here in the New Hampshire White Mountains, outdoor recreation is growing at an alarming ...
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Zealand Notch - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Logging Era Artifacts, White Mountains - Today’s blog article is focused on an image keyword search term. Basically, I ...
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Kinsman Notch - White Mountains, New Hampshire USA
Gordon Pond Railroad, New Hampshire - Owned by the Johnson Lumber Company (George Johnson) the Gordon Pond Railroad was ...
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Boulder Loop Trail - Mount Chocorua, New Hampshire
Swift River Railroad, New Hampshire - The Swift River Railroad was a logging railroad in the Swift River Valley ...
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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 ...
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Owl's Head - Pemigewasset Wilderness, New Hampshire
East Branch & Lincoln, Abandoned Spur Lines - The East Branch & Lincoln Logging Railroad (1893-1948) in the New ...
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East Branch & Lincoln Railroad
Historic Logging Camps, White Mountains - Most of this summer season I have been documenting history and culture subjects ...
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Remnants of a spur line along the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad in the Thoreau Falls Valley of the Pemigewasset Wilderness in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA. This was a logging railroad, which operated from 1893 - 1948
Abandoned Railroad Beds, White Mountains - From the late 1800s to the early 1900s railroading was a way of ...
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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 ...
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Personal Work, Help Identify This Artifact
Gordon Pond Railroad, Artifact - This project is focused on the abandoned railroads in the White Mountains of New ...
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Porter 50 ton saddle tank engine locomotive on display at Loon Mountain along the Kancamagus Highway in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA.
East Branch & Lincoln Railroad - The East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, built by timber baron James E. Henry, ...
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Pemigewasset Wilderness - Black Brook Trestle (Trestle 16) along the old East Branch & Lincoln Railroad in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA just pass the old Camp 16 location. This was a logging railroad which operated from 1893 - 1948.
East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, Trestle 16 - Trestle 16 is located along the abandoned East Branch & Lincoln ...
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East Branch & Lincoln, Corduroyed Roads
East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, Corduroyed Roads - Have you ever come across something in the forests of New ...
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Mount Carrigain - White Mountains, New Hampshire USA
Sawyer River Railroad, New Hampshire - The Sawyer River Railroad, operated by the Daniel Saunders Family, was a ten-mile ...
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Books
 

East Branch & Lincoln Railroad Book by Erin Paul Donovan
East Branch & Lincoln Railroad Book
by Erin Paul Donovan With the use of black and white and color photographs, this book explores the history of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, while showing the abandoned ... Read More

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The Boston and Maine A Photographic Essay by Philip Ross Hastings
The Boston & Maine: A Photographic Essay
The Boston & Maine: A Photographic Essay by Philip Ross Hastings. This 206 page book was published by Locomotive & Railway Preservation in 1989. It looks to be a first ... Read More

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Notes:

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

• This is a work in progress and subject to errors and omissions.

• 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.

• See more of our ongoing history work at the projects page.