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Historical Items

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Item 4231

Sandy River railroad trestle, Strong, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Strong Media: Photographic print

Item 18496

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad trestle bridge, Aroostook County, c. 1990

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

Item 1454

Railroad trestle, New Hampshire, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Media: Lantern slide

Online Exhibits

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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.


A Convenient Soldier: The Black Guards of Maine

The Black Guards were African American Army soldiers, members of the segregated Second Battalion of the 366th Infantry sent to guard the railways of Maine during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. The purpose of the Black Guards' deployment to Maine was to prevent terrorist attacks along the railways, and to keep Maine citizens safe during the war.


Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad

Aroostook Valley Railroad Trestle, ca. 1910Presque Isle Historical Society At one time, there was a steel span crossing the Presque Isle Stream.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 2 of 4

An S-shaped trestle was built to correct both a dangerous curve and crossing grade for the railroad.(3) Batteries that powered the trolleys were…