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Title: Railroad Car #12, Sanford
Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee
Date: circa 1905
Media: Print from Glass Negative
Title: Car #193, Portland, 1937
Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum
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Owner in 1924: The Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad
Use: Car Repair Shop
Owner in 1924: Miles B. Mank Motor Car Company
Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company
Use: Car Inspectors Building
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.
Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.
The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.