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Historical Items

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Item 21729

Train Number 1 for Green Mountain Rail Road

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 8786

Old Orchard Road, Saco,1939

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: 1939 Location: Saco Media: Photoprint

Item 29383

Black Point Road, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 54277

207-217 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Rail Road Company Use: Power Plant

Item 54278

Assessor's Record, 207-217 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Rail Road Company Use: Air Shaft

Item 76658

768-784 Stevens Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Rail Road Company Use: Storage - Sand

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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

Aroostook County Railroads

Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.

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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.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

From there County Road went to the meadow onto Eastern Road, part of the Eastern Trail today, then meandered up over Scottow’s Hill and down the…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 2 of 4

Rail lines, roads and a pipeline across the marsh also negatively impacted the area, disturbing the hydrology, soils and natural vegetation and…

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

By 1959, rail freight revenues were sufficient enough to offset losses in passenger numbers and passenger service was terminated.

My Maine Stories

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Story

The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.