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Historical Items

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Item 21318

Green Mountain Railway Pass

Contributed by: Acadia National Park Date: 1887 Location: Eden; Bar Harbor Media: Paper and Ink

Item 25089

Atlantic Shoreline Railway route, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Kennebunk Media: Postcard

Item 21153

Calais Street Railway car, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, ca. 1900

Contributed by: St. Croix Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: St. Stephen Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 41782

80-84 Cross Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: American Railway Express Co. Use: Stable

Item 53604

84-184 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadien National Railway Use: Gear House

Item 37222

10-16 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railways Use: Land only

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109416

Cape Cottage Casino for P. & C.E. Railway, Cape Elizabeth, 1898-1899

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898–1899 Location: Cape Elizabeth Client: Portland & Cape Elizabeth Railway Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 111337

Grand Truck Railway Terminal, Portland, 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 111551

House for Charles M. Hays on Cushing Island, Portland, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Location: Portland Client: Charles Melville Hays Architect: John Calvin Stevens

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.


The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railway

Clerque chose a cog railway, like the one used on Mount Washington, and had railway tracks built from Eagle Lake to the summit of Green Mountain.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Ridlonville

Ridlonville View of Main Street Ridlonville from Day Hill, 1908Item Contributed byMexico Historical Society Text by Irene Hutchinson Images…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Continental Paper Bag Company

Continental Paper Bag Company By: Dave Gawtry & Nghia Ha Images provided by Rumford Area Historical Society The Continental Paper Bag Company…

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


Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

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