In general, short lines tend to provide the most fascinating operations of any railroad.As local, centrally based companies they are much more down-home in nature, often friendlier (than large Class Is), and are just more fun to watch than the big roads. By the early 1900s all had been absorbed by the Boston & Maine Railroad. Keene's manufacturing success was brought on in part by its importance as a railroad city, being the meeting place of the Cheshire Railroad, the Manchester & Keene Railroad, and the Ashuelot Railroad.
The information here features most Class III carriers operating throughout the United States and they have been conveniently broken down by state.
Forged by "Adlake", the lock has an attractive brass hasp, which complements it's steel body.
The spring drop is very snug, the hasp opens and latches with ease.
An example is the Keene Public Library, which occupies a Second Empire mansion built about 1869 by manufacturer Henry Colony.
The city nevertheless retains a considerable inventory of fine Victorian architecture from its flush mill town era.