Nantucket Central Railroad Company
|Nantucket Central Railroad Company|
Engine 2, with Nantucket Harbor behind it
|Dates of operation||1881–1917|
|Track gauge||3 ft (914 mm)|
|Length||9 miles (14 km)|
The Nantucket Central Railroad Company was a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge railroad on the island of Nantucket. The railroad linked the village of Nantucket with the village of Siasconset. Built in 1881, the line closed in 1917, with the track and rolling stock sent to France as part of the Allied forces of the First World War. Years after the railroad was discontinued, the last railroad car left on the island was converted to a popular restaurant.
Originally, the company was known as the Nantucket Railroad, but following the bankruptcy of the company in 1895 allowed for the company to reorganize under the name that it carried until 1917.
|Dionis||Baldwin Locomotive Works||4-4-0 tender||Originally built for the Danville, Olney and Ohio River Railroad; scrapped 1901|
|Sconset||Mason Machine Works||0-4-4||Purchased from Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad 1888|
|1||Hinkley Locomotive Works||4-4-0 tender||Originally built 1879 for the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad; purchased 1901|
|2||Alco||2-4-4||1910||Sent to the Allied Expeditionary Force, Bordeaux, France in 1917|
|Siasconset||Fairbanks-Morse Company||4wPM||1907||Early gasoline-powered railcar capable of carrying ten passengers|
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