Keywords: Trolley lines
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Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library
Date: circa 1930
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1890
Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.
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.