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Great Eastern Depot, Portland, ca. 1860

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Great Eastern Depot, Portland, ca. 1860

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The Great Eastern Depot on Commercial Street was the terminus of the Grand Trunk Railway at Portland. A newspaper article described the depot that "embraces probably the most extensive accommodations for the transactions of business to be found in the United States."

The passenger station was arranged with a complete suite of offices and was "fitted with every convenience and accommodation that could be devised for such a purpose."

The railroad connected Portland with Montreal and Quebec.

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  • Title: Great Eastern Depot, Portland, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Engraving
  • Dimensions (cm): 15 x 16
  • Local Code: Photographs--Railways--Grand Trunk
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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