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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:724 1863-1933

Woodstock Railroad Company records

The Woodstock Railroad Company records document a short-line railroad running from Woodstock to White River Junction, Vermont that operated from 1875 to 1933.


  • 1863-1933

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information.


3.75 linear feet (10 volumes, 4 boxes)

The Woodstock Railroad Company records contains materials related to operation a short-line railroad in Vermont in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Materials include stock records, minutes, a deed book, an inventory book, ticket sales, reports on tracks and bridge, annual reports to the Interstate Commerce Commission, subject files, plans, and blueprints. Formats include ledgers, books, reports, and blueprints.

Biographical / Historical

The Woodstock Railroad Company was a company chartered in 1863 to operate a short-line railroad from Woodstock to White River Junction, Vermont, a distance of about 14 miles. Construction began on the Woodstock Railroad in 1867 with operation commencing in 1875. The 163-foot high trestle over Quechee Gorge was once the highest railroad bridge in New England. Stops along the railway included Taftsville, Queechee, Dewey's Mill, and Hartford, Vermont. A financial reorganization in 1890 lead to a change of name to the Woodstock Railway. The railway never attracted much business and ceased operations on April 15, 1933.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased, 1951.

Processing Information

Processed: February 2018 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff
Link to catalog
Woodstock Railroad Company. Woodstock Railroad Company Records, 1863-1933: A Finding Aid
Baker Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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