by Dr. Cary F. Poole and Eric J. Bickleman
Publisher: The Garbely Publishing Company
Released: to be released June 2021
Format: 8.5"x11" hardcover
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Since its formation in 1938, the Pinsly Railroad Company has been one of the most well-known owners and operators of short line and regional railroads in the eastern United States. From the plethora of New England roads acquired and operated in the 1950s/60s to the 1980s/90s operations in the southeast, Sam Pinsly's railroad empire grew to cover fourteen different railroads in eight states. Familiar railroads that bore the famous Pinsly red/yellow/black paint scheme (like the Montpelier & Barre, Claremont & Concord, St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County, Arkansas Midland, and Florida Central/Midland/Northern) are all featured in this book. Now owned and operated by the third generation in the Pinsly family line, the Pinsly Railroad Company still exists today, operating the Pioneer Valley Railroad in Massachusetts. This book, comprising nearly a decade of work and research by both authors, is the authorized history of the company produced with the cooperation of the Pinsly Railroad Company. It covers the history and operations of all fourteen Pinsly railroads from 1938 to present, complete with maps and never-before-published black & white and color photography.