European and North American Railway Opening Ceremonies Collection
Scope and Contents
Contains newspaper clippings about the European and North American Railway and letters covering attendance at the opening ceremony. Photocopies of letters from Samuel L. Clemens, Joshua L. Chamberlain and Hamilton Fish are included.
- Creation: 1864-1947
Restrictions on Access
Kept at library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.
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The European and North American Railway was chartered in 1850 and officially opened in 1871. The goal was to construct an extension of the New England railroad network through Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to an ice free harbour as near as possible to Europe. It was meant to shorten the time-consuming water voyage between North America and Europe. It was not financially successful, and in 1882 the European and North American Railway signed a lease with the Maine Central Rail Road to use the railway as part of Maine Central Rail Road main line.
1 linear foot (1 box)
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- Guide to the European and North American Railway Opening Ceremonies Collection
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