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Smith, Warren H., 1817-1909



  • Existence: 1817 - 1909


Warren H. Smith was born on April 6, 1817 in Northfield, New Hampshire. He was reared on a farm but became involved with the construction of the Boston, Concord and Montreal railroad was put under contract. Smith built sixty miles of it from Warren Village, NH to Wells River. He continued to work on railroads in different parts of the country for most of his life, including the Manchester and Lawrence and the Passumpsic railroad. Smith died on May 6. 1909.

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Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad construction account book

Identifier: 003397
Codex 003397
Date(s): 1851 to 1852
Abstract Account book with copies of contracts, specifications and duties of the engineer of the Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad, compiled by Warren H. Smith (1817-1909). Blank pages have been subsequently used as a copy book and diary. The Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad was chartered in 1844. Construction of the main line began in Concord in 1846. The tracks were completed to Laconia in 1848, to Ashland in 1849, and to Wells River, Vermont in 1853. In 1889, it merged with the Concord...
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