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Edaville Railroad

The "Cranberry Belt Line" in South Carver, Massachusetts

A collection of photographs taken at Edaville Railroad in 1978.

Edaville Railroad was created by Ellis D. Atwood who owned an 1,800 acre cranberry plantation in South Carver, Massachusetts. Mr. Atwood assembled a small collection of two foot gauge equipment from Bridgton & Saco River Railroad in Maine. The railroad was set up for use in harvesting the cranberry bogs but it wasn't long before the five and a half mile loop became a popular tourist railroad, complete with a huge Christmas light display in the winter and a beach for summertime playing.
The Boston and Maine streamline train, the "Flying Yankee", was on static display there from 1957 until 1997. The train was also run with the names the "Cheshire", the "Minuteman", and the "Business Man". To learn more about the Flying Yankee and it's restoration effort visit The Flying Yankee web site.

Edaville steam locomotive number 7
Edaville RR Steam Locomotive number 7
inside one of the steam locomotive cabs at Edaville Railroad
Inside a locomotive cab at Edaville Railroad
Edaville steam locomotives 7 and 8
Edaville RR Steam Engines number 7 and 8
Baldwin Locomotive builders plate on an Edaville Railroad steam locomotive
The builders plate on one of the steam locomotives at Edaville RR
combination baggage coach car at Edaville RR
A combination coach and baggage car at Edaville RR
inside one of the coach cars at Edaville Railroad
The interior of an Edaville Railroad coach car
coach #17 'Elthea' at Edaville RR
Coach 17 Elthea
a coach car from Bridgton and Saco River RR in Maine
This coach came from the Bridgton & Saco River RR
Edaville RR reefer number 57
Restored reefer number 57
a wooden reefer in need of repair
A tired wooden reefer
activity outside the Edaville depot
Activity outside of the Edaville Railroad depot
Edaville RR diesel locomotive #1
Edaville RR narrow gauge diesel locomotive #1
steam and diesel locomotives at the Edaville RR
Steam and diesel action outside the Edaville RR depot
the face of Edaville RR locomotive #3
Edaville RR steam locomotive number 3
inside the cab of the Edaville RR diesel locomotive
Controls inside of diesel loco #1 at Edaville
a narrow gauge doodlebug at Edaville RR
Open air railcar, a doodlebug, at Edaville Railroad
. The B&M streamline Patriot on static display
Boston & Maine streamline number 6000 "The Patriot"
The B&M streamline #6000 on static display
B&M 6000 is best known as "The Flying Yankee"


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