PROVIDENCE AND WORCESTER RAILROAD REPAIR SHOP ACCOUNT BOOK,
(.15 cubic feet: 1 Volume)
by: Robert S. Harding, 1985
Like many of the early railroads in the United States the Providence and Worcester Railroad was "...built, as were most of the early turnpikes and canals, to serve nearby and local needs."
[Taylor, George Rogers and Neu, Irene D. The American RR Network, 1861-1890 Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1956, p. 4.]
Scope and Content
This Log book of the Providence, Rhode Island repair shop chronologically records the annual summaries of repair costs by various divisions of the Providence and Worcester Railroad for 1851-1854, as submitted by John B. Winslow, Master Mechanic. It also includes entries recording miscellaneous repairs (mostly minor) and overhauls to locomotives for 1880-1899.