The Diary of J.J.Green – A Daily Record of the Year 1885

The Diary of  J.J.Green – A Daily Record of the Year 1885 by a Stationmaster on the West River Railroad

The Historical Society of Windham County is pleased to announce the sale of an exciting book on daily life in and around Newfane, Vermont with special detail and illustrations about the West River Railroad. It ran from Brattleboro to Londonderry, nicknamed “36 Miles of Trouble”. At the time of the diary, it was a ‘narrow gauge’ but eventually converted to standard. It ran off and on for 56 years ceasing in 1936.

J.J.Green was a prominent citizen and stationmaster in the very picturesque Newfane village. He was a director of the Windham County Savings Bank and led an interesting life. This diary’s time frame is the year 1885 that runs up to his death in the sensational ‘Wreck At Three Bridges’, where the train plunged into the confluence of the West and Connecticut Rivers (1 of 2 pictured left). This 108 page, soft-bound book includes 30 photos of railroads, bridges, historic buildings, the stationmaster at the depot (pictured above) and 2 maps for locating the pictures including the existing depot at Newfane.

J.J.Green Diary, Only $15.

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To order send $19.95 ($15.00 & $4.95 packaging and shipping) check or money order to

The Historical Society of Windham County
P.O.Box 246
Newfane, VT 05345

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