Historic Railroad Book For Sale

THE J.J.Green Diary
A Daily Record of the Year 1885 by a Stationmaster on the
WEST RIVER RAILROAD

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The Historical Society of Windham County

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jj27a.jpg - 12.45 KJ.J.Green was a prominent citizen and stationmaster in the very picturesque Newfane village. He was a director of the Windham County Savings Bank and led an interesting life. This diary's time frame is the year 1885 that runs up to his death in the sensational 'Wreck At Three Bridges', where the train plunged into the confluence of the West and Connecticut Rivers (1 of 2 pictured left).
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This 108 page, soft-bound book includes 30 photos of railroads, bridges, historic buildings, the stationmaster at the depot (pictured above) and 2 maps for locating the pictures including the existing depot at Newfane. Only $15


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