Within my Conceptual Design phase, the focus was on defining what the railroad did, which would impact my scale representation and how it operates. From the Concept Design phase would evolve a set of requirements, which most refer to Givens & Druthers.

After attempting to create a Less than Carload (LCL) card system three or four years ago now, the question of what I was transporting kept surfacing. The card system plan was set aside and, as we had recently moved to the Baltimore area, I started rummaging though boxes for my books. Over time the following list was generated:

  • Inbound
    • Passengers & Baggage
    • Mail & Express
    • Feeds
    • Coal & Kerosene
    • Cotton
    • Machinery
    • Personal goods
  • Outbound
    • Passengers & Baggage
    • Mail & Express
    • Woolens
    • Furniture
    • Lumber
    • Apples
    • Canned Corn
    • Firewood
    • Barrels
    • Dairy

The items on this list were extracted from the contents of the following sources:

“The Bridgton & Harrison as I Remember It”
Dick Andrews
Extra Narrow Gauge Junction
Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette
July/Aug 1980.

“My First Sixty Years in Harrison, Maine”
Ernest E. Ward
Cardinal Printing Co., Denmark, Maine

“The Story of North Bridgton, Maine”
Guy M. Monk

“Two Feet to the Lakes”
Robert C. Jones
Pacific Fast Mail, Edmonds, Washington