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Electric Railways and the Goodall Mills

Mousam River Railroad Trolley, Springvale, ca. 1910

Mousam River Railroad Trolley, Springvale, ca. 1910

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Kennebunkport Historical Society

The Goodall family faced a significant challenge: how to transfer raw goods from the Boston and Maine Railroad's Sanford-Springvale depot to their Sanford mills, and then how to transport the finished textiles back to the railroad depot.

The Portland and Rochester Railroad was unwilling to provide this service, spurring the Goodalls to bridge the gap in 1893 by founding an electric railway, the Mousam River Railroad, later known as the Atlantic Shore Railway.


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