By two routes, the Connecticut River railroad, and the Holyoke and Westfield railroad, and their connections, the great centers of supply and demand are brought within easy access, and other lines of railway communication are already contemplated.

According to the original plans, every mill-site was to have a railway track within its limits, and the present lines have laid their sidings until nearly every mill and manufactory can receive the raw material and deliver shipments at the door.

And here it is to be noted that, while the manufacturers of Holyoke are advantageously connected with the markets of the country, they are a]so centrally located with regard to the whole manufacturing system of New England. On every hand are kindred branches of industry in four States, to be drawn upon for co-operation, for special supplies, and for skilled labor.

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