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Item 50417

Wooden gondola car #545, Bath, ca. 1936

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1936 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 17835

Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1975 Media: Photographic print

Item 79290

James L. Hunt on desire to return to Bath, 1846

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1846 Location: Newburyport; Bath Media: Ink on paper

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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.


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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Presque Isle: The Star City - Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

… from a bulk truck to a Bangor and Aroostook gondola car. In the 1970s, potato farmers in Aroostook County grew sugar beets as a rotation crop with…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison is built - 1823 to 1824

… the wharf on the George's River and loading gondola for granite. Fifty builders and two lighters (unpowered barges used to transfer cargo under…