Keywords: Horse and carriages
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.
The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community
Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.
… carriage with a homemade odometer attached to a carriage wheel to calculate distance traveled.(3) At each mile a stake was driven into the ground…
… Oak Hill station was a busy shipping point for horses and livestock for the Union Army.(6) Scarboro Beach Railroad Station, 1909Item…
He was being rushed home by horse and carriage but sadly died before they reached the house. Mr. Arnold, one of Haley's employees, had just walked…