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While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.
The Somerset Railroad was completed in 1872. It started out as a dream to link the Maine Coast with Canadian businesses to the north. It ran from the North Woods around Moosehead Lake down to Southern Maine and back again for 56 years.
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
… The north bound Bangor and Aroostook diesel engine #41 stopped at the Presque Isle Depot. View additional information about this item on the…
… Description Bangor and Aroostook Railroad engine 82, a GP-38, hauling a freight train over the Aroostook River Bridge.
Freight service consisted on one train a day every day covering the entire route. Trains frequently consisted on 20 cars each during the winter…