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Item 74439

Title: Portland Railroad Co. trolley and workers

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

Item 76189

Title: State St. Viaduct, Portland Bridge

Contributed by: Greater Portland Landmarks

Location: Portland

Media: Photo on paper with ink

Item 21634

Title: Street railroad, South Portland, 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1938-08-08

Location: South Portland

Media: Photograph

Tax Records Showing 3 of 13 View All

Item 41686

Address: 181 Coyle Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co.

Use: Railroad - Gate Tender's Shanty

Item 40043

Address: 963-983 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co

Use: Railroad - Switch House

Item 40060

Address: Assessor's Record, 982-1030 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co.

Use: Railroad - Platforms

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.