Remember the original NELS 1946
NELS Members and Guests,
Here are a set of photos taken by Don Hills at the original NELS track in Danvers.
Don is a retired Boston & Maine Railroad.
When the present NELS club was formed, we wanted to retain the original NELS initials,
but have a different name. This we did by changing the name New England to North East.
With profound thanks to Don Hills, here are some photos taken in 1946 by Don at one of the meets of the New
England Live Steamers at their track in Danvers, Massachusetts. The track was on the property of Lester Friend's
"Friend Box Company." Some of you may remember this, while for some, this will be a history lesson. The track
gauges were 2-1/2" and 3-1/2 inches.
I think I'm safe in saying that most of the people have passed away, as has the railroad. But many of the engines
are still around if you look hard enough.
For more "Memory Lane" pictures of the old New England Live Steamers visit the Photo Album Page.