The Next Stop is Philips
The Next Stop is Phillips is the second book in a series on the Franklin County narrow gauge railroads that operated in Maine. At 350 pages The Next Stop is Phillips is an in-depth look at how the Sandy River railroad (1879-1908) came to be from the remains of the Bedford & Billerica railroad.
Highlights of Interest
-The most in-depth research into just what the Appleton survey was and how it came to be.
-The Sandy River railroad started out as a utopian dream, the later fight over control is explored in the chapters: The Franklin County Civil War: North vs. South and The Sandy River Railroad Converted me to Socialism.
-The history of the “car shop” and “repair shop” in Phillips
-Locations names crews used along the line.
-The December 20, 1897 collision at Farmington is explored with before seen testimony of those involved. You can draw your own conclusions as to what really happened that day and who was at fault.
The book is 8 ½ by 11 cloth hard bound printed on 80-pound glossy paper, shipping in the U.S. is free.