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Item 11518

Title: Grand Trunk Station, Portland, 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1938-08-13

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 34026

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

Contributed by: North Yarmouth Historical Society

Date: 1956

Location: North Yarmouth

Media: Photograph

Item 17437

Title: Grand Trunk Railroad at Presumpscot Street yards, June 1956

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1956

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

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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.


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.