Ride the Sandy River


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Ride the Sandy River – Visit the past on America’s largest two-foot gauge railroad. By L. Peter Cornwall & Jack W. Farrell

Published by Pacific Fast Mail. Copyright 1973. First edition!

Maine’s Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad is one of the most intriguing rail systems ever built. Its rails were only two feet wide, yet they provided a unique and personalized service for the people of Franklin County, Maine for over 50 years. Constructed in the late 1870s as the Sandy River Railroad, it was consolidated in 1908 with several smaller lines to form the largest two-foot gauge rail network in the country. But the 1930s, the depression, the automobile and the truck had made their impact felt…and the blow was hard. Sadly, for railfans yet to come, the railroad was not to survive and operations ended in 1935.

Hardcover book with dust jacket. Both book and dust jacket are very good condition. Illustrated throughout with black & white photo. 248 pages.

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