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The Portland Railroad Company operated the horse-drawn trolleys in Portland. This is car #85, an open-bench car, in front of Union Station. Horse trolleys first came into use in Portland in 1862, and were used until 1895, when they were phased out in favor of the more efficient and cheaper electric trolley lines.
About This Item
- Title: Union Station Horse Trolley, Portland, ca. 1892
- Creation Date: circa 1892
- Subject Date: circa 1892
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 12 cm x 18 cm
- Local Code: Photographs -- Portland -- Vehicles -- Animal Powered
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Horse railroads--Maine--Portland
- Portland Railroad Company (Me.)
- Street railroads--Maine--Portland
- Union Station (Portland, Me.)
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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