Sanford-Springvale Railroad Station, before 1908

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Sanford-Springvale Railroad Station, before 1908

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A passenger train is arriving from Rochester, New Hampshire at the Sanford-Springvale Railroad Station. The station was remodeled in 1908 which places the date of this photo to what is likely the early 1900s. After its stop in Springvale the train will continue to Portland via stops in Alfred, South Waterboro-Waterboro, East Waterboro (which the Boston and Maine renamed Westcott Station to avoid confusion with Waterboro), Hollis Center (which the B & M called Bradbury), Bar Mills, Buxton, Gorham, Westbrook and Woodfords. The water tower in the background stood on Pleasant Street. Tracks for the trolley line cross the railroad tracks at right angles. Rail service on the Portland and Rochester line between Portland and Springvale commenced in 1870 and was completed through to Rochester the following year. The Boston and Maine took over the Portland and Rochester in 1900. In the early years of this century more than 20 freight trains passed through Springvale daily and there were three passenger trains every day to Portland and Rochester. Passenger service came to an end in 1932 and freight service in 1961.

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About This Item

  • Title: Sanford-Springvale Railroad Station, before 1908
  • Creator: Philpot, Fred
  • Creation Date: circa 1905
  • Subject Date: circa 1905
  • Local Name: Springvale
  • Town: Sanford
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Print from Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 16 cm x 21 cm
  • Local Code: C104
  • Collection: Index to the Glass Negatives
  • Object Type: Image

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Sanford-Springvale Historical Society
P. O. Box 276 505 Main Street, Springvale, ME 04083
(207) 490-1028

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