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Item 21153

Calais Street Railway car, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, ca. 1900

Contributed by: St. Croix Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: St. Stephen

Media: Photographic print

Item 10910

New Brunswick and Canada Railroad steam engine.

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1880

Location: Houlton; St. John

Media: Photographic print

Item 59802

Brunswick to Bath electric railroads, ca. 1937

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum

Date: circa 1937

Location: Bath; Brunswick

Media: Ink on paper

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Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

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Oakland Park, Rockport, ca. 1915

A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

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Schooner Viking, ca. 1885

The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

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Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City - Transportation

The New Brunswick Railway came to Presque Isle in 1881 followed by the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad in 1894.

Site Page

Presque Isle: The Star City - Canadian and Pacific Railroad

… to have train service and approached the New Brunswick Railway (later known as the Canadian & Pacific).

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Riverside Park stage, Hampden, circa 1910

Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

… was later owned and operated by the Bangor Railway and Electric Company. The Bangor, Hampden & Winterport Electric Company trolley, Hampden…