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This exciting new book traces Palmer's unique railroad history beginning in 1839 through the present, showing how the railroads changed Palmer from a farming community into an industrial and commercial center. Many rare previously unpublished photographs of familiar Palmer locations are included. Comprehensive maps guide the reader through Palmer's villages and portray every railroad route. But this book is not just about trains. It tells how railroads affected everyday life, from the wealthy men who controlled the lines to the personal stories of past generations. Here are the stories of corporate swindles, ghost railroads, and the town's lively trolley system. Every New England rail fan will want this book!
2008 first -Palmer Public Library