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Traction in Franklin County Vermont

$25.00

This book covers the life and times of the St. Albans Street Railway and
its successor the St. Albans and Swanton Traction Company. These companies
were unusual because of their geographic location. Located in the
beautiful resort area of northern Vermont, not far from the Canadian
border, this line was isolated and far removed from the normal New England
trolley and Midwest interurban.

Description

This book covers the life and times of the St. Albans Street Railway and
its successor the St. Albans and Swanton Traction Company. These companies
were unusual because of their geographic location. Located in the
beautiful resort area of northern Vermont, not far from the Canadian
border, this line was isolated and far removed from the normal New England
trolley and Midwest interurban.

Instead of meeting a mainline railroad train, the cars from this electric
line met excursion boats at the St. Albans Bay Dock, and then ran to St.
Albans and Swanton. In addition to passengers, this line carried many
kinds of express and freight. U.S. Mail, hay, coal, kegs of beer, fruit,
groceries, grain, feed and even ice were transported on this railway.

Softbound with 48 pages and more than 55 photographs plus a detailed track
map, mileage table, equipment roster and bibliography.

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