The History Press A History of Maine Railroads

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Maine is populated with intriguing characters who set in motion a fascinating, compelling story of railroads and the unique communities they helped to build. One of the first states to build railroads and trolleys in the United States, Maine at one point had more than ninety communities with trolleys. Standard-gauge and “two-footers” crossed the state, including the St. Lawrence & Atlantic and the Bangor & Aroostook. From an international electric trolley to the attempted World War I dynamiting of a railroad bridge between the United States and Canada, the state is home to a rich rail heritage. Join Bill Kenny as he takes you on a journey from the first tracks made of wood to today’s high-speed Downeaster Amtrak train.


Release date 20 April 2020   Pre-orders are accepted for this title.


The author, "Bill" Kenny will be joining us for a book signing and talk about his book on Saturday the 27th of June from Noon - 4pm.  Please join us for trolley rides and the opportunity to meet Mr. Kenny at the museum!

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