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Item 6018

Title: Bangor Railway & Electric Co. No. 76

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Bangor

Media: Photograph

Item 25089

Title: Atlantic Shoreline Railway route, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Kennebunk

Media: Postcard

Item 195

Title: Bangor Railway & Electric Co. No. 16

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1910

Location: Bangor

Media: Black & white photograph

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Exhibit

After the Theatre, Riverton Park, ca. 1905

History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

Exhibit

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.