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Historical Items

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Item 15637

Maine Central Railroad Station, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Durham Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Postcard

Item 5857

Maine Central Railroad, Waterville, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1970 Location: Waterville Media: Photographic print

Item 17958

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad station, Searsport, ca. 1990

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Location: Searsport Media: Photographic print

Online 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.


The Trolley Parks of Maine

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 Pages

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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…

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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…

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Lincoln, Maine - Railroads

Lincoln. Print. Dickenson, Bev. "Railroad Station." Lincoln News. 12 July 1979. Print. Fellows, Dana W.