Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society

The Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society is composed of people who share a common interest in the history and operations of the Boston and Maine Railroad and other related railroads.  READ MORE

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ON-LINE ARCHIVES

General Information 

  • For the use of researchers, donors, and Archives Committee members we have compiled "A Guide To The B&MRRHS Archives."

  • We classify and file most of the materials in our Archives according to an alphabetical subject classification system.

  • After selecting the desired classification, find it our searchable Catalog

  • Large format scanned images, such as bridge drawings and right of way maps have been cataloged and the list can be viewed here organized by subject matter.

  • Read the 2018 Archives Committee Report

Reference Materials

Railroad Documents On-Line

Accounting Department 

Employee Magazines and Magazine Articles

Engineering Department

Executive Department

Corporate History

Finance Department

Legal Department

Mechanical Department

Operating Department

Traffic Department

Maine Central Railroad

The Maine Central Railroad has had a close relationship with the Boston and Maine Railroad throughout its history. The Eastern Railroad gained control of Maine Central in 1871. B&M leased ERR in 1884 and thereby controlled MEC. When, in 1907, New Haven gained control of the B&M, MEC also came into the New Haven sphere. In 1914 a group of investors purchased a controlling interest in MEC from B&M and independence was re-established. This notwithstanding, from 1933 to 1955 the two railroads entered into an agreement to be operated as separate railroads under a common management and shared many general officers. In the Guilford/PanAm era the two roads have been operated as a single system.

Most of the MEC materials that we present in our On-Line Archives were submitted and scanned by Archives Committee member David Ashenden.

Maine Central Employees Magazine

We are grateful to Dick Glueck of the New England Steam Corporation for providing many issues of the MEC Employee Magazine for scanning and for giving us permission to make scans available on our website. Many hours of scanning time were contributed by Archives Committee member David Ashenden. His project of scanning and indexing the magazine is ongoing.

Maine Central Railroad Time Tables

On-Line Photo Archive