Boston and Providence Railroad Reports: 1866 - 1886 (60261)

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Boston and Providence Railroad Reports: 1866 - 1886  (60261)
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Eleven reports: 1866, 68, 71,72, 74, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86. Various conditions. 1866 is 12 pages with lots of charts on the financial earnings of the years. 1886 is also a financial report, but includes list of equipment, history of what was down this year, etc. Very valuable historical reference for this railroad that was one of the first in the United States. The Boston and Providence Railroad was a railroad company in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island which connected its namesake cities. It opened in two sections in 1834 and 1835 - one of the first rail lines in the United States - with a more direct route into Providence built in 1847. Branches were built to Dedham in 1834, Stoughton in 1845, and North Attleboro in 1871. It was acquired by the Old Colony Railroad in 1888, which in turn was leased by the New Haven Railroad in 1893. The line became the New Haven's primary mainline to Boston; it was realigned in Boston in 1899 during the construction of South Station, and in Pawtucket and Central Falls in 1916 for grade crossing elimination. The line became part of the Penn Central system in 1969. State: City: Date: