Bar Harbor train leaving Bangor, ca. 1900

Contributed by Bangor Public Library

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Although this postcard was postmarked in 1908, the photograph itself is earlier. The Maine Central Station (Union Station) was not yet built, and the train is preparing to enter a covered bridge over the Penobscot River, which had been gone for some time before 1908.

The train to Bar Harbor contains at least one early baggage car, seen here situated immediately behind the engine.

St. John's Church towers above a hill in the background. The structures visible on the far side of the bridge are probably temporary log booms set to prevent the bridge pylons being threatened by log rafts.

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  • Title: Bar Harbor train leaving Bangor, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Creation Date: circa 1908
  • Subject Date: circa 1908
  • Location: Bangor, Penobscot County, ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 8.7 cm x 13.6 cm
  • Collection: Vickery Postcard Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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