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