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Forest Avenue power station interior, Portland, 1900

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The Portland Railroad Company electrified its Deering line on July 2, 1891 with power from a small plant in Morrill’s Corner.

In 1895 the company completed the larger Forest Avenue Power Station, and that same year completed electrification of the remaining railway lines.

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