During America's golden age of railroading, it was the smaller branch lines that were the most beloved by the people they served. Such was the case of Vermont's Woodstock Railroad, which faithfully served the daily needs of the local populace--farmers, mill owners, carpenters and general store proprietors. From 1875 to 1933, the line provided a vital link between the communities of White River Junction, Quechee and Woodstock. Local families such as the Deweys, Billingses and Williamses led the development of the railroad and contributed greatly to the local economy. Local author and historian Frank J. Barrett Jr. recounts the story of that proud line, its construction, daily operations, growth, triumphs and eventual demise.