If you are looking for "NAS Squantum: The First Naval Air Reserve Base" in bookstores you will never find it. It was privately published and is only available on-line directly from the printer. As indicated previously, you can order it on-line through a link presented on the "geedunk" page on the VP Association web site at http://www.vpassociation.org
You know, I forgot about the Victory Bridge over The Neponset River. This originated at City Point near the Old Colony Yacht Club. There may, in fact, be a very small piece of this bridge left near the so-called Victory Park near the northbound Southeast Expressway off-ramp on Victory Road. You can see it when the vegetation clears in that area in the spring and fall. Anyway, there was a Boston Elevated trolley line over the Victory Bridge, which was a trestle structure made of wood with a steel draw span over the river's navigable channel. The trolleys ran from the Dudley Street station into the shipyard via the Victory Bridge and Victory Road. The trip took 30 minutes and the fare was five cents.
Regarding the special passenger train operated by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company at Squantum, it had a steam engine and eight cars. It operated over the so-called Victory Branch from the center of the shipyard to the NHRR Atlantic passenger station, crossing a wooden trestle over Billings Creek. The trip between the shipyard and the Atlantic station was free to shipyard workers presenting a valid BSC badge and took five minutes. About 3,000 workers were carried each day in six scheduled round trips.
The Victory Branch itself, and the ten miles or so of industrial trackage within the Victory Plant shipyard, were built for Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company by the New Haven Railroad. The first train operated over the Victory Branch on November 13, 1917.
The Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company vacated the Victory Plant in June 1920. In later years various buildings were leased to a variety of businesses. The Victory Bridge was torn down during the summer of 1925. The largest buildings at the Victory Plant were basically destroyed by a terrific two-day fire that began on June 22, 1932. The old shipyard was gradually torn down in the years that followed with the last structures being demolished just before WW2 so that modern paved runways could be built at adjacent NAS Squantum.
If you are interested in the Victory Plant, I suggest you make arrangements to visit the archives at the Boston National Historic Park on the site of the old Boston Navy Yard in Chelsea. This is located near the U.S.S. Constitution. They have a large number of old photos of the Victory Plant that you can view. You just need to call the Park Service in Boston and make an appointment to see them a week or so in advance. As I recall (I copied a number of their photos to use in my book) they had a lot of stuff that showed the trackword inside the Victory Plant. I remember one was detailed enough that I could see that the switch lamps used in the shipyard were Peter Gray square-bodied lamps.
Take care. Marc