David Larrabee Collection
1931 MEC Riverton, NH Station PC 002
A typical small station scene on almost any railroad in New England in the early 20th Century. Riverton was at MP107.7 on the Beecher Falls Branch. It looks like a few car loads of pulp wood are piled beside the team track on the left with passenger station and freight shed. The automobile is a very nice touch as is the old crossing warning sign by the road in the distance. A new Cross Buck is there too.... When I was a little tyke in Bucksport in the 50s I was given one of those crossing signs put across a saw horse for a tetta-totta. It had been standing by the Bucksport / Prospect Ferry RR crossing but had been taken down and replaced with a modern crossing sign. My grandfather rescued the sign for the lumber. I remember it well, about a 10" by 2" by 8 foot oak plank with 'RAILROAD CROSSING' painted in black over white on both sides of it. It was thoughtfully made with corners and edges turned very nicely... /DL
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Team Track, Freight House; Beecher Falls Branch
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