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Keywords: Rail

Historical Items

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Item 17849

Rail batter repair, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Media: Photographic print

Item 21729

Train Number 1 for Green Mountain Rail Road

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 72371

Quarry rail, Swan's Island, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 54277

207-217 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Rail Road Company Use: Power Plant

Item 54278

Assessor's Record, 207-217 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Rail Road Company Use: Air Shaft

Item 76658

768-784 Stevens Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Rail Road Company Use: Storage - Sand

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111314

Mount Pleasant House, NH, 1894

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1894 Location: Carroll Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

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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.

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Aroostook County Railroads

Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.

Site Pages

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Seashore Trolley Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Canadian and Pacific Railroad

Houlton and Fort Fairfield were the first to get rail service. The residents of Presque Isle, seeing the growth brought by the railroad, were…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook GP-38, Presque Isle, 1991

Pictured with engine 94 is young rail enthusiast, Frederick Asam. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

My Maine Stories

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An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania

Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021

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How Mon-Oncle France came to Les-√Čtats
by Michael Parent

How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.

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Alice Bertrand shares highlights from her 100+ years
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

What is it like to live through all the events that have occurred in the past 100+ years?

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.