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

… long-time dream of establishing an electric railroad became a reality with the formation of the Aroostook Valley Railroad (AVRR).

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Train Crossing the Aroostook River Bridge, Presque Isle, c. 1990

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Train Crossing the Aroostook River Bridge, Presque Isle, c. 1990 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad and Maine Public Service Company building, Presque Isle, 1921

Aroostook Valley Railroad and Maine Public Service Company building, Presque Isle, 1921 Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society…

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

Penobscot River Railroad The Penobscot River Railroad was a “railroad that never was”. It was chartered by the state in 1836 to go from Bucksport to…

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

Maine Railroads Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Station, New Sweden, 1918Item Contributed byNylander Museum In 1858 Aroostook County Maine had a…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Lowell's General Store, Commerce, & the Railroad

The Androscoggin (later Maine Central) railroad crossed the Sandy River in 1870 to the train depot on Front St.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Railroad into the Village

Railroad into the Village The railroad reached Farmington by the end of 1859, but the depot was on the West side of the river.

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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 - Online Items

… Society Early photo postcard depicting the railroad station at Strong where the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes narrow gauge railroad would pick…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… of the terminal connecting the Sandy River Railroad with the Franklin & Megantic Railroad and the Phillips & Rangeley.

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

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

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Railroad terminal area viewed from south, Strong, ca. 1908 Item 63693 infoStrong Historical Society The railroad station is in…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Train Station, Presque Isle, ca. 1908

… Society Description Photograph shows railroad workers and clerks in a Bangor and Aroostook Railroad station.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Charles W. Bell when the railroad was dismantled. This was reputed to be the only narrow gauge parlor car in existence.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Railbus No. 4 at the railroad station, Strong, ca. 1930 Item 65505 infoStrong Historical Society When automobiles and trucks…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook GP-38, Presque Isle, 1991

… Description Bangor and Aroostook Railroad's engine 94, the last GP-38 purchased from General Motors Electro-motive Division (EMD), was…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

From 1879 to 1935 narrow gauge railroad service was available in Strong. Strong became the connecting point of service between Farmington, with its…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Transportation

… came to Presque Isle in 1881 followed by the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad in 1894. In the mid-1930's the Presque Isle Airfield was developed.

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Seashore Trolley Museum

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 1 of 13

With the arrival of railroads, new markets were opened for Aroostook potatoes and starch. Railroading began in Aroostook with a short line from…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Loading ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1946

… eventually were used to cool Bangor and Aroostook Railroad refrigerator cars for shipping potatoes. Cement blocks were manufactured in the small…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Break time for railroad section crew, ca. 1929 Item 64229 infoStrong Historical Society A Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Historical Society Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad, a Maine Two-Footer, operated through Franklin County from Farmington, where it…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… narrow gauge tracks of the Franklin and Megantic Railroad ran easterly from the Strong station, behind Forsters Toothpick mill, then northerly…