Keywords: Maine Central Railroad station
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 75
Maine Central Railroad Station, Lewiston, ca. 1900
Contributed by: Durham Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Postcard
Maine Central Railroad, Waterville, ca. 1970
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1970 Location: Waterville Media: Photographic print
Bangor and Aroostook Railroad station, Searsport, ca. 1990
Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Location: Searsport Media: Photographic print
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 19
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.
At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.
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 PagesView All Showing 2 of 21
Bath's Historic Downtown - The Railroad Station
The station was open for freight business from 1959 until 1971 when the building was changed into a dental clinic for the poor, the Jessie Albert…
Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Railroad
The Central Maine Railroad stopped at Farmington, so several communities north of Farmington decided to build a railroad to open the region for wood…
Lincoln. Print. Dickenson, Bev. "Railroad Station." Lincoln News. 12 July 1979. Print. Fellows, Dana W.