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THE NEW BEDFORD/FALL RIVER/NEWPORT LINES
Taunton - New Bedford - Fall River - Newport


NHRHTA Publications:

The NHRHTA has published the following items on the New Bedford/Fall River/Newport Lines:

Books:

To see what books we currently have in print, see our publications sale page. To order books, please print our order form.

Includes:

Shoreliner®:

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Volume 15 Issue 2 1984
  • "An Old Colony 'Dude'" -- The history of the famous Flying Dude, a seasonal private train which ran between Boston, Fairhaven and Woods Hole from 1884 until World War I. 8 pages with photos.
Volume 15 Issue 3 1984
  • "Trolley Stop: The New Haven's Electric Problems" -- Reprint of a January 15, 1904, 'Railroad Gazette' editorial, detailing the current state and problems with the New Haven's various electrified lines, including trolley lines, the Nantasket, MA, branch, the Providence, Warren & Bristol, Norwich - Central Village, CT, Burnside - Vernon - Rockville - Melrose, CT, Middletown - Berlin - Meriden, CT, and New York - Stamford - New Canaan. 3 pages with photos and map.
Volume 16 Issue 2 1985
  • "On the New Haven...Today -- On the Old Colony" -- Discusses existing New Haven facilities and equipment in southeastern Massachusetts, focusing on New Bedford. 1 page with photos.
Volume 17 Issue 1 1986
  • "The Bay Colony Railroad" -- The story of this freight short line company, which operates freight service on Cape Cod, to Plymouth, Watuppa in Fall River, Dean Street in Taunton, a short portion of the Greenbush line, and Newton Highlands. 6 pages with photos, map and motive power roster.
Volume 17 Issue 3 1986
  • "Trolley Stop: Brown Cars to Bristol Ferry" -- The history of trolley service on Rhode Island's Aquidneck Island. 8 pages with photos, map and timetables.
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 19 Issue 3 1988
  • "Trolley Stop: Trolley Freight and Express in Southern New England -- Eastern Massachusetts" -- Includes service on the Brockton & Plymouth Street Railway, the New Bedford & Onset Street Railway, and the Cape Cod Short Lines. 6 pages with photos.
Volume 19 Issue 4 1988
  • "Cape Cod & Hyannis Railroad Ceases Operations" -- News about the end of the CC&H, following funding cutbacks by the state of Massachusetts due to the fiscal crisis of the lates 1980s. The CC&H operated service between the Cape and Braintree and Attleboro in the 1980s. 1/2 page.
Volume 22 Issue 2 1991
  • "The Wreck of the Newport Express" -- The story of the August 4, 1924, wreck of the Newport Express, which crashed into the Stoughton, MA, station. 3 pages with photos.
Volume 24 Issue 2 1993
  • Inside cover photo from the early 1900s of E-2 2006 with a passenger train in Fall River.
Volume 24 Issue 3 1993
  • "The Providence, Warren & Bristol" -- The story of electrified service between Providence, Warren, Bristol and Fall River. 32 pages, including maps and photos.
Volume 25 Issue 4 1994
  • "A Place Called Taunton Central" -- The history of the railroads in Taunton, MA. 24 pages with maps and photos, including a color centerspread of the Day Cape Codder at Taunton in July 1956.
Volume 26 Issue 4 1995
  • "A Tale of Two Roundhouses" -- The history of Fall River's Central Street and South Almond Street roundhouses. 8 pages with photos and maps.
Volume 27 Issue 1 1996
  • "Old Colony Commuter Service -- The New Haven's Problem Child -- Part 1" -- The history of The New Haven's Old Colony commuter service between Boston and Greenbush, Plymouth, Middleboro, Cape Cod, Taunton, New Bedford and Fall River. This 3-part series includes over 100 historic photos from the South Shore and southeastern Massachusetts. 30 pages plus cover photos.
Volume 27 Issue 2 1996
  • "Old Colony Commuter Service -- The New Haven's Problem Child -- Part 2" -- The history of The New Haven's Old Colony commuter service between Boston and Greenbush, Plymouth, Middleboro, Cape Cod, Taunton, New Bedford and Fall River. This 3-part series includes over 100 historic photos from the South Shore and southeastern Massachusetts. 24 pages plus cover photos.
Volume 27 Issue 3 1996
  • "Old Colony Commuter Service -- The New Haven's Problem Child -- Conclusion" -- The history of The New Haven's Old Colony commuter service between Boston and Greenbush, Plymouth, Middleboro, Cape Cod, Taunton, New Bedford and Fall River. This 3-part series includes over 100 historic photos from the South Shore and southeastern Massachusetts. 34 pages plus cover photos.
Volume 27 Issue 4 1996
  • "The New Old Colony" -- Photos of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's grand reopening of Old Colony commuter service to Kingston and Middleborough/Lakeville on 26 September 1997 and the opening of the new Plymouth station on 29 November 1997. 1 page.
  • "Old Colony Recollections -- of Herb Clark and Don Constantineau" -- Two former New Haven railroaders share their memories of working in Old Colony commuter and freight service in the 1940s and '50s. 18 pages.
  • "Notes on Some Old Colony Railroad Stations" -- Fran Donovan shares some historical notes on many of the Old Colony's stations. 4 pages.
Volume 28 Issue 1 1997
  • "Fall River Addendum" -- Photo essay follow-up to "A Tale of Two Roundhouses", with four 1950s photos of the Ferry Street yards. 2/3 page.
Volume 30 Issue 3
  • "The Day Taunton Station Came Down on C-700" -- The story of how the historic Taunton, MA, station and NE-6 caboose C-700 were both destroyed on July 7th, 1964.  7 pages with photos.
Volume 34 Issue 3
  • "Fall River Cotton Spinner Needed a Railroad" -- Detailed history of the railroads of Fall River, including some information on the Fall River Line of steamboats to New York City.  35 pages with many photos and maps.

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