Suncook Valley Railroad - Pittsfield, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Strattonator
N 43° 18.336 W 071° 19.421
19T E 311538 N 4797374
An historic marker indicating the approximate location of the old Pittsfield train depot.
Waymark Code: WMF27T
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 08/10/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

This marker reads:
"Know as the "Blueberry Express," the railroad was a vision of "Uncle" John Berry and John Cate French. The first train left Pittsfield December 12, 1896. Its 17 miles of track to Concord resulted in unprecedented growth for Pittsfield. Eighty-four years later, on December 15, 1952, the last train arrived at the depot located to the south, greeted by 84 tolls of the town hall bell."

The Depot stood to the southeast and the round table, used for reversing the direction of the train, and engine house were located to the north. Immediately after its construction a building boom took place in Pittsfield and the town became the economic hub of the area. The railroad hauled all sorts of cargo. Farm products, lumber, the U. S. mail, and large quantities of blueberries, hence the name "Blueberry Express" we're frequently transported via the rail.
Marker Name: Suncook Valley Railroad

Official Marker Number: Not Listed

Marker Type: Local/Unofficial

Marker Location: Pittsfield

Date Marker Established: Not listed

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