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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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Seashore Trolley Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Electric generator delivery, Presque Isle, 1959

Electric generator delivery, Presque Isle, 1959 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society Description Chase Transport Corporation…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad

… that coal would be too expensive and thought an electric railroad was the way to go. He approached the group that controlled the Aroostook Falls in…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad and Maine Public Service Building

As the owner of the AVRR and manager of the electric company, it made sense for Gould to have both businesses in the same building.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad Trestle, ca. 1910

The Aroostook Valley Railroad began in 1909 as an electric trolley line, serving the localities of New Sweden, Carson, and Caribou.

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Lincoln, Maine - Railroads

They were operated on the spot by a crew. Train tracks were routinely made of wood. In Lincoln, trains were the primary transport method. Railroads

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Maine Railroads

It was an electric railroad known as the Aroostook Valley Rail Road, or AVR. It also had its own train station.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Delivery of generators, Presque Isle, 1959

… and Aroostook Railroad delivers four diesel electric generators to Maine Public Service in Presque Isle.

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

Like the railroads, trolley lines connected with one another, allowing passengers to travel greater distances.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Arthur R. Gould

He approached the group that controlled the Aroostook Falls in New Brunswick. The Bangor & Aroostook Railroad saw this as a threat to business and…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… Foundation, the Aroostook Valley Railroad (an electric railroad that connected residents to nearby towns), the Northern Maine Sanatorium for…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 22-71

… Brownville John French George Knowles John Pomlow Electric street railroad, Bangor Col. John Black Dr.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 11 of 13

The truck on the left has an electric hoist. When this truck was new, truck bodies were still in the transition stage from box over the rear wheels…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 3 of 4

There was great excitement that July when the rails of the Biddeford and Saco Railroad Company were finally connected to those of the Portland…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Wilder's Jewelry

Ike Wilder didn’t sell just jewelry, but also electric shavers made by Schick, Remington, and Sunbeam.

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Lincoln, Maine - View of Lincoln from Ballard Hill, ca. 1913

… postcard was taken between 1913 and 1922, before electricity came to Lincoln and the Library and Worsted Mill was built.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 4 of 4

… needed, as was additional supplies of steam and electricity, as well as an increased ability to recover chemicals.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 2 of 4

Power now was in abundance such that electrical power was made available for many miles from its point of origin.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Columbian Block

… of the Bath Street Railroad, Bath Gas and Electric company, and the New England Ship Building Company. Galen C.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 8 of 13

… would push a button on the loader grip to run an electric motor that will hoist the barrel onto the truck body.

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Historic Hallowell - The Opening & Closing of Hallowell's Shoe Companies

… electrician, and involved "the application of electricity in producing sound and was adapted to whistles, sirens, and general electric signals."…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 3 of 4

Electric RailItem Contributed bySeashore Trolley Museum Electric Rail In 1894 the Portland and Yarmouth Electric Railway, along what is currently…

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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

Falling telephone and electrical wires hampered his rescue, and Scribner died at the scene. State Street ruins, Bangor, 1911Item Contributed…