The State of Maine locomotive

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The State of Maine locomotive

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"The steam locomotive 'State of Maine' was built in 1851 in Boston by John Souther for the Portland & Kennebec Railroad. This is a photograph of a drawing of it after the Portland Company rebuilt it in 1869 and it ended its useful life as a Maine Central Railroad switcher, later sold to and scrapped by the Portland Company. It had 60-inch wheel centers and was always a wood-fired locomotive."--Fletcher, David H. 'The Portland Company 1846-1982.' Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub., 2002. 23.

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  • Title: The State of Maine locomotive
  • Creation Date: 1869
  • Subject Date: 1869
  • Town: Boston, Portland
  • County: Cumberland, Suffolk
  • State: MA, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Coll. 242, Box 33 33-93
  • Collection: Portland Company records
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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