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Historical Items

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Item 18289

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Crew Cars, Brownvville, ca. 1990

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

Item 14492

Bangor and Aroostook Outfit Cars, Fort Kent, c. 1952

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1952 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print

Item 15929

Railroad Car #12, Sanford

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 74962

Car Repair Shop, Thompsons Point, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: The Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad Use: Car Repair Shop

Item 53349

84-184 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad Use: Car Inspectors Building

Online Exhibits

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A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

Exhibit

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.

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Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - First electric railroad car in Bangor, 1889

First electric railroad car in Bangor, 1889 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The first electric…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

Railroad Dr. Charles Bell's parlor car, Strong, ca. 1936 Item 65504 infoStrong Historical Society Parlor car #9 of the Sandy River &…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

Railroad S.R.R.L. parlor car acquired by Dr. Charles W. Bell, Strong, ca. 1936 Item 65515 infoStrong Historical Society When the Sandy…

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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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

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The Village Cafe - A Place We Called Home
by Michael Fixaris

The Village Cafe was more than a restaurant. It was an extension of our homes and our families.