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Historical Items

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Item 59764

Kittery to York Beach electric railroad lines, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1923 Location: York; Kittery Media: Ink on paper

Item 26796

Electric Railroad. Station, Crouseville, 1939

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Crouseville Media: Postcard

Item 6018

Bangor Railway & Electric Co. No. 76

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 70930

Electric Building, Presumpscot Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad Use: Electric Building

Item 53348

84-184 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad Use: Electric Building

Item 53350

84-184 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad Use: Electric Building

Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: Somerset Railroad

The Somerset Railroad was completed in 1872. It started out as a dream to link the Maine Coast with Canadian businesses to the north. It ran from the North Woods around Moosehead Lake down to Southern Maine and back again for 56 years.

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History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - First electric railroad car in Bangor, 1889

First electric railroad car in Bangor, 1889 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The first electric

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Seashore Trolley Museum

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Electric generator delivery, Presque Isle, 1959

Electric generator delivery, Presque Isle, 1959 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society Description Chase Transport Corporation…