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BEYOND LAKE WENTWORTH


Next stop after the lake is Fernald, followed by Frost Crossing, Cotton Valley, Brookfield, Wakefield (Route 16) and Sanbornville sometimes called Wolfeboro Junction for it is here that the line terminates and meets the coast to Conway line.

Fernald Station photo by Eric Austin

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Brookfield Station (top) and Cotton Valley Station (below) from the Wolfeboro Historical Society's Series. Wolfeboro Railroad Historical Series - Card #10 (Top) "Brookfield Station, 2 miles from Sanbornville, was a flagstop. This picture, taken in the 1930's shows it in a decaying condition. It was originally known as 'Pikes'. Lester Huntington"
Card #9 (bottom) "Cotton Valley Station, about 1900. This station, 6 milesfrom Sanbornville and Wolfeboro, had a full-time agent and a freight building. The Clow Steam Saw Mill is in the background. Wolfeboro Historical Society."





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Wakefield Station

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Wolfeboro Railroad Historical Series - Card #12 (Top) "Sanbornville Roundhouse about 1880. This 7 stall roundhouse and machine shop burned in 1911, and was replaced by a 3 stall building. Ralph Hanson."
Card #5 (bottom) "Wolfeboro Roundhouse, about 1890, with wood-burning locomotive 'Ossippee' on the turntable. The houses in the rear were owned by the railroad. R.C. Libbey Collection."

Wolfeboro Railroad Historical Series.
#13 (Top) "Sanbornville Station about 1875 with wood-burning train headed toward Conway. The cars at the right are on the Wolfeboro track, which was to the west of the building. Jim Crimmins Collection.
#14 (bottom card) "Sanbornville Station 1895 after considerable enlargement. The offices of the northern division of B&M, plus a large lunch-room took up considerable space. Sanbornville was called 'Wolfeboro Junction' for many years. Ralph Henson"

Sanbornville Car Shops and Paint Shop in the early days of the century. About 60 members of the 'train gang' worked here.



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The End - Hope you enjoyed the ride. Please share your memories or photos of the Wolfeboro Railroad. McD

REFERENCES and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

"History of the Town of Wolfeborough, New Hampshire" - Benjamin Franklin Parker - 1901 - p. 512 - Reprinted in 1988 - American Offset Printers - Los Angeles

"Remember When......" A Collection of Old Photographs of Wolfeboro, NH - A Bicentennial Project of the Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce - Edited by Kathy O'Meara - 1976 - The Village Press, Inc., Concord, NH

"Rails to Wolfeborough - A Condensed History of the Wolfeborough Railroad" - R.C. Libby - 1984 - Published by the Wolfeboro Railroad. No copyright. All scanned text is from this brochure.

"Through the Woods to Winnipesaukee - the Story of the Wolfeborough Railroad" - Part 1 - Copyright 1974 by the Boston and Maine Railroad Society, Inc. Part II - Copyright 1974 by the Railroad Enthusiasts, Inc. Reprinted from the Summer and Autumn issue of "The Railroad Enthusiast"

The B & M Historical Society - CLICK HERE

The Walker Transportation Collection - CLICK HERE

Railroad Photography by DANE MALCOLM can be seen at either the Concord Antique Gallery or the Franklin Antique Gallery or contact him at dhgm@comcast.net

"Wolfeboro Rail Road Historical Series" - postcards by the Wolfeboro Historical Society

Thanks to Eric Austin and Rattlesnake Gal



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