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Item 26826

Portland Railroad trolley car, Portland, 1937

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

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 6897

Trolley cars, Lisbon Street, Lewiston

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: phototransparency


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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.


Trolley Travel

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


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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Seashore Trolley Museum

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John Martin: Expert Observer - First electric railroad car in Bangor, 1889

… Description The first electric railroad -- or trolley -- began operating in Bangor in 1889. John Martin (1823-1904), an accountant and shopkeeper…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley R.R., Presque Isle, ca. 1939

Car #52 now is at Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport. Reproduction of an earlier postcard. View additional information about this item on the…