The “Dude Train,” the “Flying Dude,” the “Dude Flyer.” It’s one of the most famous passenger trains ever to run in New England, but you couldn’t walk up and buy a ticket to board it. Nor did any of its various nicknames ever appear in an official timetable or on a station wall. Yet for thirty-three summers, from 1884 to 1916, it plied the tracks from Boston to Woods Hole, a distance of seventy-two miles, whisking wealthy Bostonians at unprecedented speeds and with unsurpassed luxury from their city offices to their summer retreats on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Karl Zimmermann

Abel's Hill, Adams Sisters, Allen Rock, and Argo Merchant.

The long and winding road to the Marine Hospital.

Judith Bramhall

When a shopkeeper was brutally murdered two days before Christmas in 1863, the good people of Holmes Hole turned on one of their own.

Tom Dunlop

Oklahoma Hall; On Time; and Osborn, Samuel Jr.

Freeman Leonard; Deborah/Francis Lewis; Lobsterville; Lucas Shoal; Nancy Luce; and John Lumbert.

The year was approximately 1945 when Leona Coleman Flu went out fishing on her uncle Warren Riche Coleman’s catboat, also coincidentally named Leona.

Exactly how bad was Major General Charles Grey?

George C. Daughan

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