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Keywords: Locomotives, Steam

Historical Items

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Item 5939

The Geo. J. Magee steam locomotive, 1875

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1875 Media: Albumen print

Item 6686

Steam Railroad Rig, Mechanic Falls, 1910

Contributed by: Androscoggin Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Mechanic Falls; Canton; Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 14811

Bangor and Aroostook engine 100, 1929

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: 1929 Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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J.A. Poor and the Portland-Montreal Connection

John A. Poor's determination in 1845 to bring rail service to Maine and to make Portland the winter port for Montreal, along with the steel foundry he started to build locomotives and many other products, helped boost the economy of Portland the state.


A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

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.


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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Industry at the Mouth of the Vaughan Stream

A steam engine worked as a heat engine that performed mechanical work using steam as the working fluid.

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

Dual Steam WhistlesItem Contributed byWest Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association By 1887 an enlarged building housed machinery for two whistles.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

Suspected to have started from a spark from a locomotive on the nearby narrow gauge railroad—fire broke loose on Pleasant Street on October 22, 1886.