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THE PROVIDENCE, RI, AREA


NHRHTA Publications:

The NHRHTA has published the following items on the Providence area:

Books:

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Includes Northrup Avenue (photos, including one 1954 aerial photo, and map), Charles Street (1954 aerial photo and map), and Providence station (1954 aerial photo) areas. 6 pages.

Shoreliner®:

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Volume 10 Issue 4 1979
  • "Trolley Stop: Buttonwoods Branch" -- A look at this Rhode Island trolley line, which ran south of Providence to Warwick. 7 pages with photos, roster, timetable and map.
Volume 13 Issue 4 1982
  • Color centerspread of RS-11 #1406 leading eastbound NK-2 through Providence in August, 1966. Also includes a short description of the many freight trains that orginiated and terminated at the Providence freight terminal.
Volume 14 Issue 2 1983
  • "Modeling the New Haven's Providence Tool Train" -- Prototype photos are presented as a modeling challenge. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 15 Issue 3 1984
  • "On the New Haven...Today: 'The Boat Train' Returns" -- Coverage of the Providence & Worcester Railroad's 1984 boat train excursions from Worcester to Providence and New London. 1 page with photos and advertising material.
Volume 17 Issue 1 1986
  • "Trolley Stop: Providence Progresses" -- The story trolley service over the years in downtown Providence, RI. 4 pages with photos and map.
Volume 17 Issue 3 1986
  • "Going, Going..." -- Discusses the major changes going on around the Providence station area. 3/4 page with circa 1910 postcard photo.
Volume 17 Issue 4 1986
  • "Providence Signal Towers" -- The story of the three Providence towers S.S. 149 Brayton Avenue, S.S. 151 Promenade Street and S.S. 152 Orms Street. 7 pages, including photos and map.
  • "Here's a Signal Tower That Sets the Stage for the Future"-- Along the Line reprint from December 1943 describing the modernization of the Promenade Street tower. 1 page with photos.
Volume 18 Issue 4 1987
  • "Trolley Stop: Trolley Express and Freight Service in Rhode Island" -- The history of trolley freight and express handled by the Rhode Island Company, United Electric Railways, and other Rhode Island trolley lines. 10 pages with photos, roster and map.
Volume 19 Issue 1 1988
  • "Trolley Stop: Trolley Freight and Express in Southern New England -- Eastern Massachusetts" -- Discusses the Bay State Street Railway Company, which served the area south of Boston, including Quincy, Hingham, Rockland, Brockton, Middleboro, New Bedford, Taunton, Fall River, Newport and Providence. 4 pages with photos, map and roster.
Volume 20 Issue 2 1989
  • "Trolley Stop: It Isn't Nob Hill, But..." -- The history of cable cars in the College Hill section of Providence, RI, and the East Side Tunnel under College Hill. 6 pages with photos.
Volume 21 Issue 2 1990
  • "The Southern New England -- 'The Old Grand Trunk'" -- The story of the Grand Trunk Railway's planned line between it's subsidiary Central Vermont line in Palmer, MA, and waterfront facilities in Providence, RI. 6 pages with photos and maps.
Volume 21 Issue 3 1990
  • "Another Way to Boston -- The New York & New England in Northern Rhode Island -- Part 1" -- The history of the New York & New England Railroad and its predecessor lines in Rhode Island and nearby portions of Massachusetts and Connecticut. 11 pages with photos and maps.
Volume 21 Issue 4 1990
  • "Another Way to Boston -- The New York & New England in Northern Rhode Island -- Part 2" -- The history of the New York & New England Railroad and its predecessor lines in Rhode Island and nearby portions of Massachusetts and Connecticut. 8 pages with photos and timetable.
Volume 22 Issue 1 1991
  • "Another Way to Boston -- The New York & New England in Northern Rhode Island -- Conclusion" -- The history of the New York & New England Railroad and its predecessor lines in Rhode Island and nearby portions of Massachusetts and Connecticut. 16 pages with photos, map and timetables.
Volume 23 Issue 1 1992
  • Cover photo of Alco S-1 0993 as it passes the Rhode Island capitol building on February 29th, 1956.
Volume 38 Issue 1
  • "The New Haven Railroad in Providence, Rhode Island" -- Detailed history of the railroad in Providence. 38 pages with photos, with many in color, including the cover photo, and maps.
     

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