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Kevin Kierstead:
just came across a reference to island railroads in an old book. anyone have further info or reference source?
(still looking online) thx, K

Ed Lecuyer:
There once was a train on Nantucket,
With tracks three feet wide; who'd of thunk it.
But a hurricane came
and blew off the train.
And now to move freight they must truck it.

John Kokas:
Nice little ditty, Ed  :D

Graham Buxton:
No limerick ::) at this site, but there is a map:,east%20side%20of%20the%20island.

--- Quote ---The Nantucket Railroad was a 3-foot narrow gauge railway that ran between Nantucket and Siasconset on Nantucket Island. Built in 1881, the railroad ran south out of the town of Nantucket, eastward along the island's south shore, and followed the shore around to Siasconset, home of the railroad's headquarters, on the east side of the island.
By 1895, after numerous washouts along the south shore, the company reorganized as The Nantucket Central Railroad and built a new right-of-way across the middle of the island. This new routing was ultimately abandoned in 1917.

--- End quote ---

Bill Reidy:
Some links which might be helpful.

Martha's Vineyard Railroad:

Nantucket Railroad/Nantucket Central Railroad:,26876  -- Need to be a subscriber to see the full article.


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