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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

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Bangor Railway & Electric Co. No. 76

Trolley Travel

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

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Oakland Park, Rockport, ca. 1915

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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Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

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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Open Air Trolley, Scarborough, ca. 1910

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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Aroostook Valley Railroad Trestle

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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MMN Image 33678

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.