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The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 => Original Railway => Topic started by: Jason M Lamontagne on March 15, 2014, 08:01:01 PM

Title: FS&K Entry into Farmington Yard
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on March 15, 2014, 08:01:01 PM
Hello,

This may well have been discovered by some of you here already, by I just found this on google books:

http://books.google.com/books?id=jJg-AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA125&lpg=PA120&ots=D6tVjDUtVO&focus=viewport&dq=franklin+somerset+and+kennebec+railroad&output=html_text

Hope it works.  Starts near the bottom of this page (129) and continues for some length.  Fascinating account of the FS&K trying to condemn MEC's station grounds to gain access to SRRR's north yard- which was their southern most legal location.  Apparently the commissioners' deciding with MEC spelled the end for Leonard Atwood's dream. 

FS&K already had permission to cross MEC and the somerset rr in Oakland- from a report earlier that same summer.

Hope this works for all...

Jason
Title: Re: FS&K Entry into Farmington Yard
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on March 15, 2014, 11:18:47 PM
Jason,
By coincidence I picked up Clinton Thurlow's third book at Ed's house last night. He (Thurlow) mentioned what you informed us about this issue.
Dave