Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern


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Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern by Paul Pietrak

Copyright 1969. Published by Paul Pietrak

To say the Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern was not a very glamorous railroad would be an understatement to say the least. It really did not run anywhere in particular. The Shawmut, as it was referred to by many, never touched upon any large metropolitan areas, nor did it connect any towns that were not already linked together by long established networks such as the Erie or the Penn System. I suppose you could say that the Shawmut’s only claim to fame was the fact that it was in receivership practically from its conception to the day it finally went out of business.

But there was this certain undefinable atmosphere about the old Shawmut, call it romance if you will. This cantankerous, antiquated little railroad, which was really not so little, stretched into two states and totaled over two hundred miles. Even for its size this railroad still maintained the friendly, quaint and extraordinary qualities often found in the shortest of railroads.

In the pages of this book the author recaptures the atmosphere lent by the Shawmut and preserve it within the bounds of this book. Illustrated throughout with black & white photos. 194 pages.

Softcover book. Excellent condition. One copy only.