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"The steam locomotive 'State of Maine' was built in 1851 in Boston by John Souther for the Portland & Kennebec Railroad. This is a photograph of a drawing of it after the Portland Company rebuilt it in 1869 and it ended its useful life as a Maine Central Railroad switcher, later sold to and scrapped by the Portland Company. It had 60-inch wheel centers and was always a wood-fired locomotive."--Fletcher, David H. 'The Portland Company 1846-1982.' Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub., 2002. 23.
About This Item
- Title: The State of Maine locomotive
- Creation Date: 1869
- Subject Date: 1869
- Town: Boston, Portland
- County: Cumberland, Suffolk
- State: MA, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: Coll. 242, Box 33 33-93
- Collection: Portland Company records
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- State of Maine (Locomotive)--Drawings
- Kennebec and Portland Railroad Company--Equipment and supplies
- Portland Company (Me.)--Manufactures
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