Railroads in New England

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 Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers  See map
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No other form
of transportation has had such an impact on the development of the United
States as did railroads. With the rise of the automobile and the
interstate highway system in the post World War II era, railroads faced a
dramatic decline. Are railroads dead or dying? Join us for an
interesting overview of local railroading covering:

-Danvers.  How it related to the outside railroad network, and how
it looks today.

-An overview of current rail operations in New

-Get ready for summer adventure with suggested rail
themed entertainment stops around New England, New York, Pennsylvania and

Stephen Delaney has long been interested in how
transportation shapes our society. Having grown up at the tail end of the
steam era...he just barely remembers steam trains, but he and his Dad were
on the last steam excursion train from Boston to Portland. His interest
includes teaching a course at Boston University entitled "Special
Topics in
Transportation."   An experienced photographer,
Steve will incorporate railroad photographs into his presentation.

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Thomas J Burke March 31, 2014 at 03:11 PM
The idiots in Danvers tore up the tracks and sent to China. I don't know whose side they are on in this Global competition. It looks like they were duped by the Chinese into crating a runwy for Chinese sneakers.


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