Massachusetts Quirky Transportation Libary's Quirky Librarian Dies
Submitted by teaperson on March 17, 2008 - 11:05am
From the <a href="http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/03/17/massachusetts_dean_of_transit_history_dies/">Boston Globe</a>: 'If the nation's first subway system had a wise old uncle, it was George M. Sanborn. Mr. Sanborn, who died Saturday, spent hours holed away in the state's quirky <a href="http://www.eot.state.ma.us/transportationlibrary/">transportation library</a> - where he worked nearly four decades - rummaging through tattered public documents to figure out the history of a manhole cover, the origin of a train station, or the portion of Massachusetts law that required conductors to wear hats. He was 77.' He had a typewriter on his desk, and spent his spare time restoring old trolleys.