Lakewood depot

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Re: Lakewood depot

Postby Manalishi » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:47 pm

Next 2 shots. You can double-click to enlarge.
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Re: Lakewood depot

Postby Mikejf » Mon May 01, 2017 6:52 am

Excellent addition to this topic. Looks like the rails are headed for the white house, and pass just behind (guessing). Route 16 has been altered some from the first of the 3 photos, but probably not realaigned.
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Re: Lakewood depot

Postby Mikejf » Mon May 01, 2017 7:14 am

But, looking at google maps, Newman Drew Rd looks like it would have been an ideal spot for a railroad spur to run. But on a 1932 map, this is the way Route 16 went. No evidence of a spur. Could it have been for loading?
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Re: Lakewood depot

Postby jaymac » Mon May 01, 2017 10:56 am

Like lots of other artifacts for older topos, spurs may or may not -- depending on field reporting and cartography decisions -- make an appearance on a map. If someone either has or has access to B&M track or valuation charts for that period, the answer to that and so many other questions could be revealed.
UConn digitized a nearly complete set of NYN&H valuation charts. Mebbe UMass Lowell, site of the B&MRRHS archives, might do the same.
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Re: Lakewood depot

Postby eustis22 » Tue May 02, 2017 11:50 am

There are two old bridge abutments straddling the bearcamp just upstream from the bridge. As there were numerous wooden bridges across the river back in the day, I always assumed these to be for a wooden bridge. That siding looks to head in their direction (albeit requiring a curve to align).
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Re: Lakewood depot

Postby Pat Fahey » Tue May 02, 2017 6:04 pm

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Lakewood from Scott Whitney maps

I wasn't sure if this would load , Pat
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Re: Lakewood depot

Postby Manalishi » Tue May 02, 2017 7:22 pm

Maybe difficult to see in the second station shot but there is a small brown building behind the white house. Perhaps a freight house? The spur seems to head right for it.

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Re: Lakewood depot

Postby kwf » Wed May 03, 2017 7:02 am

jbvb wrote:The bottomlands around the Bearcamp River are good farmland. The land on either side of the spur was farmed when the photo was taken. If it was still being farmed when the industry it served (sawmill?) closed and the spur was torn up, a couple of years' plowing would have eliminated all evidence.


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Could possibly have been for Lord Farm which was willed to UNH. Another old map show "Hobbs" as land owners in the general area.
FK Hobbs was a local business man who owned land around there, was a postmaster, had a saw mill, etc. That was the center of town back then.
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Re: Lakewood depot

Postby b&m 1566 » Tue May 09, 2017 1:57 pm

Manalishi wrote:Maybe difficult to see in the second station shot but there is a small brown building behind the white house. Perhaps a freight house? The spur seems to head right for it.

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I saw the same thing and thought that too.
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