Franklin County Narrow Gauges The Next Stop is Kingfield by Guy Rioux
Franklin County Narrow Gauges The Next Stop is Kingfield by Guy Rioux
Franklin County Narrow Gauges The Next Stop is Kingfield by Guy Rioux
Franklin County Narrow Gauges The Next Stop is Kingfield by Guy Rioux
Franklin County Narrow Gauges The Next Stop is Kingfield by Guy Rioux
Franklin County Narrow Gauges The Next Stop is Kingfield by Guy Rioux
Franklin County Narrow Gauges The Next Stop is Kingfield by Guy Rioux
Franklin County Narrow Gauges The Next Stop is Kingfield by Guy Rioux

Franklin County Narrow Gauges The Next Stop is Kingfield by Guy Rioux

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Franklin County Narrow Gauges The Next Stop is Kingfield by Guy Rioux
 
The Franklin County Narrow Gauges The Next Stop is Kingfield by Guy Rioux
Hard Cover
283 pages + 7 pages of Appendices and References
Copyright 2016
CONTENTS
1-The Final Round of Stubb vs. Bonney14
2-The Year of the Railroad28
3-And Then There Was One34
4-The Start of Operations58
5-Crosbyville Riots66
6-A Paper Railroad132
7-The Take Over of the Franklin & Megantic Railroad170
8-The Kingfield & Dead River Railroad Extensions180
9-The Kingfield & Dead River Railroad Water Tanks204
10-The Franklin & Megantic Flangers 1885- 1908232
11-Prouty & Miller240
12- The Beginning of the End270
INTRODUCTION:
To explain the Dole notes:
an (A) footnote means it is from letters held by A. Socea
a (D) footnote is from Dole's raw notes that he complied on different railroads. (The information of both sources are completely distinct and separate from each other with no overlap.)                                                                                                                           a (W) footnote is from eighteen pages culled from W. Lewis's diary by his relatives in 1886 and donated to the Phillips Historical Society. As of 2014, the family does not know where the original diary is, nor is it in his collection of his books still held by family members.
As noted in the previous books in this series, the quotes that are used are printed as they were published. Incorrect grammar and spelling are left as they were originally written. Not every quote is cited, but a good portion are.
The GPS coordinates have been collected over a fourteen year period. Different GPS units were used. Not until recently did I realize that some of the coordinates in this volume are in minutes and some in seconds. Should you decide to use the coordinates in this volume, take care not mix them up. There are web sites that show you how to convert back and forth.
As in The Next Stop is Phillips, at certain locations you can use Google Street view. You will be surprised just how much is viewable from Salem north.
When referring to caboose numbers, I've referred to their Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes railroad numbers. It is less confusing than the ex-car which was the former car... Should something piquyour interest in this regard, there are plenty of books that deal in equipment. As I stated in the first book in this series, I'm not a car/equipment person. However, I can tell you if something does or does not line up through the history. Example: when dealing with the different Franklin & Megantic Hangers later in this volume. Also, the Franklin & Megantic boxcar and flatcar numbers that are listed in the book were derived from multiple information sources, along with some guesswork. These numbers are a working guess, and are not etched in stone. It is the addition of the boxcars that concerns me. If they were mortgaged like everything else, they would have been numbered.
When reading the board minutes, a line is skipped between the different items voted on. This is only done to make the items easier to read and comprehend. There also is no indentation at the start. This way, you know it's not a quote from other sources.
When reading the photo captions, be sure to read them carefully. They contain a lot of information not in the rest of the book.
When it comes to the Interstate Commerce Commission (I.C.C.) report, it was released in 1916. The survey which made up the final 1916 report started on the Franklin & Megantic in late 1914. In 1915, the survey was completed all the way to Bigelow. In the book, it is referred to as: the survey, field notes, final report, and I.C.C. report. They are all one in the same and not separate items.
When reading measurements in the maps from the field notes, when you see any measurement to the right of the decimal point it's noted in tenths of an inch. Tenths of an inch is a unit of measurement used by surveyors. (I did not know this until the end of this volume.)
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