Laying Track to Burnham Hill

2020_L_HWRailrdCrane.jpg

Title

Laying Track to Burnham Hill

Description

A steam engine pulls a flat car during construction of the Hardwick & Woodbury Railroad. The flat car carries the crew and a track-laying crane called a rail header. Also on board are standard guage rails and kegs of railroad spikes.

Date

1896

Subject

Marshfield (Vt.)--Photographs
Railroads--Vermont--Hardwick & Woodbury
Railroad companies--Vermont
Railroad construction & maintenance--1890
Locomotives

Source

Marshfield Historical Society

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only

Format

black-white photograph

Identifier

2020_L_13_HWRailrdCrane

Repository

Marshfield Historical Society, Old Schoolhouse Common, 121 School St. Marshfield, VT 05658

Citation

“Laying Track to Burnham Hill,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed October 21, 2020, https://digitalvermont.org/MarshfieldStoryProject/2020_L_13_HWRailrdCrane.