Green Mountain Railway Car, Mount Desert Island, ca. 1883

Contributed by Mount Desert Island Historical Society


This W.H. Ballard photograph shows a steam locomotive and railway car of the Green Mountain Railroad, climbing what is now known as Cadillac Mountain, ca. 1883.

The steep track up the side of the mountain was 6,300 feet in length and gained 1,258 feet in elevation. Passengers ascended the mountain at the steady pace of two miles per hour. The car held eight wooden benches, sufficient to transport 48 passengers.

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  • Title: Green Mountain Railway Car, Mount Desert Island, ca. 1883
  • Creator: W. H. Ballard
  • Creation Date: circa 1883
  • Subject Date: circa 1883
  • Location: Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 25 cm
  • Local Code: MDIHSjpg97392556
  • Object Type: Image

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Mount Desert Island Historical Society
PO Box 653, 353 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME 04660
(207) 276-9323

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