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Seashore Trolley Museum

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

Riverside Park Bangor, Hampden and Winterport trolley, Hampden, ca. 1900 Item 28024 infoHampden Historical Society

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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 - Aroostook Valley Railroad Trestle, ca. 1910

These trolleys were used until 1946 when diesel engines were used. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley R.R., Presque Isle, ca. 1939

1939 Contributed by Seashore Trolley Museum Description Opening day in 1910 of the Aroostook Valley R.R. in Presque Isle.

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 1786-1960

… Chapman Building offered eleven floors of office space and a commercial arcade. Cars and electric trolleys filled Congress Street.

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

… Description The first electric railroad -- or trolley -- began operating in Bangor in 1889. John Martin (1823-1904), an accountant and shopkeeper…

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

The last trolley ran through Scarborough in 1932. As use of trolleys declined, use of automobiles became more widespread.

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Life on a Tidal River - Main Street, Bangor, ca. 1945

This photo was taken during the 1940s when the trolleys were still running through Bangor. A. Langdon Freese opened Freese’s in 1892 as a men’s…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 121-end

… on the new inventions and changes in life -- trolleys, gas, electric street lights, and U.S. Mail boxes.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin, Bangor, ca. 1868

… gardening and farming, business, boats, horses, trolleys, churches, and, especially dancing and music.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

The trolley was later owned and operated by the Bangor Railway and Electric Company. The Bangor, Hampden & Winterport Electric Company trolley

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad

Trolley Car Nos. 70 and 71 as well as engine #52 from the Aroostook Valley Railroad are on display there.

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Life on a Tidal River - Then and Now

Since Bangor continued to run a trolley, it was easy for residents and visitors alike to get around.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXPLORE the history of Biddeford, Maine...

Passengers boarding trolley at Five Points, Biddeford, ca. 1900McArthur Public Library City Building commemorative cup, Biddeford, ca.

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Skowhegan Community History - Lakewood Theater

The Palladium Windows were rebuilt in the Trolley Room, which now feature a lovely view of the Lake.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Summer Street

There were trolley cars running back and forth to Bangor, and steam-powered vessels departing regularly from the wharf on the Penobscot to Boston.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

The arrival of the train, and later the trolley, allowed residents greater flexibility of travel, opened up greater trade opportunities, and made it…

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

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Skowhegan History House

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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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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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