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Category: Transportation, Rail, Trolleys

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Item 7946

Trolley, Portland, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 8780

Theodore Santarelli de Brasch, Kennebunk, 1964

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1939 Location: Kennebunkport Media: Photographic print

Item 8782

Car #31 after restoration, Old Orchard Beach, 1975

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: 1975 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photoprint


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Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.


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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Seashore Trolley Museum

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