Talk on railroads to mark 100th anniversary of Rockland train station

Jun 01, 2018
Courtesy of: Rockland Historical Society A Maine Central Railroad train is shown at the Broad Street crossing in this Rockland Historical Society photo.

Rockland — In honor of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Rockland Train Station, civil engineer George Barrett of Cumberland will give a PowerPoint presentation on the history of railroads from their beginning before the Civil War to their progress up the coast to Rockland at the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., Tuesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. Barrett will include the railroad to Union and the Limerock Railroad around Rockland. Refreshments will follow at the Rockland Historical Society in the library's basement. For more information, call 594-6193.

Barrett grew up in central New Hampshire with an interest in machinery and diesel engines. Today, he manufactures products for model railroaders and he has served on the board of the Boothbay Railway Village for the past 22 years, much of that time on the education committee.

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