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Historical Items

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Item 15867

Laying Trolley Tracks, Sanford

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Sanford Media: Print from glass negative

Item 63735

Tracks near Forsters Toothpick millyard, Strong, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Strong Media: Glass Negative

Item 19581

Railroad tracks by mills, Danforth

Contributed by: An individual through East Grand School Date: circa 1930 Location: Danforth 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.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Railroad

Click for Railroad Photos The new railroad had an immediate and profound impact. Mills built along the railroad made Strong the logging community it…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad

… Articles of Association for the Aroostook Valley Railroad were submitted to the Maine Railroad Commission on June 24, 1902 and approved just one…

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Lincoln, Maine - Railroads

Spikes are the things that hold the railroad track together. The train fell off the tracks in my yard once when I was little, and it rolled over.

My Maine Stories

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John Coyne from Waterville Enlists as a Railroad Man in WWI
by Mary D. Coyne

Description of conditions railroad men endured and family background on John Coyne.

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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