Brian Donelson, author of The Coming of the Train: The Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington and Deerfield River Railroads and the Industries They Served and an outstanding speaker will discuss the most recent information he has discovered on the history of our local railroads and the towns and industries they served.
His second volume of the series is well underway and will include a great deal about the development of the upper Deerfield’s hydro-electric resources by the New England Power Company and the important part that the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington and Deerfield River Railroads played. He will also present new information about logging in the Searsburg and Somerset regions, including many pictures that few people have ever seen.
Free and open to the public!
(There will be a brief business meeting at 6:30pm before the main presentation.)