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Item 15867

Title: Laying Trolley Tracks, Sanford

Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee

Date: circa 1905

Location: Sanford

Media: Print from Glass Negatives

Item 63735

Title: Tracks near Forsters Toothpick millyard, Strong, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Strong

Media: Black & white glass plate negative

Item 19581

Title: Railroad tracks by mills, Danforth

Contributed by: East Grand School

Date: circa 1930

Location: Danforth

Media: Photograph

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Item 37441

Address: 550-566 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co.

Use: Track Scales

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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.


Forest Paper Co. workers, Yarmouth, ca. 1890

Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.


Soldiers, North Yarmouth, 1942

Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.