Tuesday, January 3, 2012

NEW BOOK: Marium Foster's Boston & Maine Railroad

LINK FOR MORE INFO: Marium Foster's Boston & Maine Railroad

It's the mid-20th century Boston and Maine Railroad years in southwest New Hampshire and surrounding areas presented through the black-and-white photography of Marium Foster, with supporting period photography of others. B&M assistant ticket agent, freight cashier, and Fitchburg Division correspondent for the road's employee magazine, Foster became widely known all over the division. Her photography, which supported her contributions to the magazine, transport us back to the way the railroad looked and operated in the mid-1900's, showing once familiar scenes along the railroad and everyday railroaders at work. More than just a book of train images, author Brad Blodget's captions provide insights into railroad history, B&M history and New England history. The story of Marium Foster's life and the railroad she worked for, illustrated by over 250 great images, taken mostly by her, make this a truly unique railroad book. 150 pages.

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