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Historical Items

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Item 66022

"Warning," interior trolley car notice, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: Cardboard placard, ink on paper

Item 26826

Portland Railroad trolley car, Portland, 1937

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: 1937 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 82212

Westbrook Trolley, Westbrook, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library Date: circa 1930 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Seashore Trolley Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

Riverside Park Bangor, Hampden and Winterport trolley, Hampden, ca. 1900 Item 28024 infoHampden Historical Society

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 2 of 4

Like the railroads, trolley lines connected with one another, allowing passengers to travel greater distances.