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Item 11518

Grand Trunk Station, Portland, 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1938-08-13

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 34026

Grand Trunk Railroad passenger and mail train, North Yarmouth, 1956

Contributed by: North Yarmouth Historical Society

Date: 1956

Location: North Yarmouth

Media: Photographic print

Item 17437

Grand Trunk Railroad at Presumpscot Street yards, June 1956

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1956

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

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Soldiers, North Yarmouth, 1942

Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

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John Poor, Portland, ca. 1860

J.A. Poor and the Portland-Montreal Connection

John A. Poor's determination in 1845 to bring rail service to Maine and to make Portland the winter port for Montreal, along with the steel foundry he started to build locomotives and many other products, helped boost the economy of Portland the state.

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Henry Thurston Clark trunk, ca. 1872

Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

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Hugh J. Chisholm, Rumford, ca. 1920

Western Maine Foothills Region - Hugh J. Chisholm, Sr. - Page 1 of 2

He ultimately sold newspapers on the Grand Trunk Railroad System. He formed a partnership with his brother, in 1861, to publish papers for this…

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Pine Point RR Station, Scarborough, ca. 1890

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

Completion in 1853 of the Grand Trunk Railroad linking Portland to Montreal expanded even further opportunities for trade and jobs.

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Members of the Lawrence family at Riverside Farm, North Yarmouth, 1895

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 3 of 4

… had opened in 1848 and later became the Grand Trunk Railway. The second rail line was merged with the Maine Central Railroad system in 1871.