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Historical Items

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Item 10114

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad passenger train, Fort Kent, c. 1930

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print

Item 61016

Train wreck, Biddeford, 1894

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society Date: 1894-06-10 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 33495

Train Wreck at Tin Bridge, Bangor, 1871

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1871-08-10 Location: Bangor Media: Stereograph

Online Exhibits

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Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.


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.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Railroad

The train also transported forest products and potatoes. Potato traffic hit an all-time high in 1930. The railroad hauled 899,300 tons of potatoes.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Bus Service, Presque Isle, 1957

On November 25, 1957, four busses replaced two trains (No. 2 and No. 7) that provided commuter service to the region.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad

The passenger station was located on Riverside Drive in the building most recently occupied by the Red Cross.

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