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Keywords: Trolley lines

Historical Items

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Item 82212

Westbrook Trolley, Westbrook, ca. 1930

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

Item 6022

Horse-drawn trolley, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 6021

Portland Railroad company car

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1902 Location: Portland 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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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.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad Trestle

These trolleys were used until 1946 when diesel engines were used. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 3 of 4

The last trolley ran through Scarborough in 1932. As use of trolleys declined, use of automobiles became more widespread.