Contributed by North Yarmouth Historical Society
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In 1911, the Maine Central Railroad rerouted their tracks, which previously passed through Walnut Hill village. The steam engines used quite a lot of fuel going up a steep grade there, and MCRR found a new route, one that passed close to the Old Town House on Route 9 (Memorial Highway). Local men were hired to do the work of clearing and excavating. This photo was likely taken as the men set out for their work in the morning; Robert Hoey stands ready at the reins with his white horse.
About This Item
- Title: Horse and wagon teams, North Yarmouth, 1911
- Creation Date: 1911
- Subject Date: 1911
- Town: North Yarmouth
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 9.7 cm x 17 cm
- Local Code: MMN3.img239.jpg
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Railroad employees--Maine
- Railroad construction workers
- Maine Central Railroad Company--Employees
- Railroad construction & maintenance--Maine--North Yarmouth
- Trestles--Maine--North Yarmouth
- Bridges--Maine--North Yarmouth
- Railroad bridges--Maine--North Yarmouth
- Carts & wagons--Maine--North Yarmouth
- Horse teams--Maine--North Yarmouth
- Mules--Maine--North Yarmouth
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10 Village Square Road , North Yarmouth, ME 04097
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