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Railroads -- History -- Maine

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Photograph Album

Identifier: SpC MS 1366-sc
Scope and Contents An album containing unidentified, undated photographs of the route, construction and equipment of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company in Maine. The photographer is also unidentified. The album is accompanied by 27 photographs of similar scenes, also unidentified.
Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Vernon A. Cunningham Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1314-sc
Abstract The collection consist of typescripts of excerpts taken from various books and newspapers covering the history of Bangor, Old Town and Orono, Maine, as well as lumbering in Maine and the Penobscot Boom on the Penobscot River. Information on John Marsh and Marsh Island in Orono and railroads in Bangor and Old Town is also included. A letter from Cunningham to Marion Buzzell written in 1965 and discussing John Marsh as well as copies of photographs of an airplane flight taken by Cunningham in...
Dates: 1920-1965

Richard F. Dole Locomotive Roster

Identifier: SpC MS 1340-sc
Scope and Contents A document (photocopy) outlining the history of locomotives used on various railroad lines in Maine including the Bangor and Piscataquis Canal and Railroad Co., the Bangor, Oldtown and Milford Railroad Co., the European and North American Railway Co., the Penobscot & Kennebec Railroad, the Portland and Kennebec Railroad Co., the Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad, and the Washington County Railway Co.
Dates: 1960

Lion Locomotive Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 1461
Abstract Contains correspondence about the locomotive, its history and its transfer from place to place. Many letters are to and from W.J. Sweetser, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine, and H.D. Watson, head of the mechanical engineering department. Other letters are from Louis Ibbotson, librarian at the university, John R. Lyman, chair of the mechanical engineering department in the 1970s, and university presidents Arthur Hauck and Howard Neville. The collection also contains...
Dates: 1937-1995

Portland, Saco, and Portsmouth Rail Road Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1201-sc
Abstract Records of the Portland, Saco, and Portsmouth Rail Road Company. The first volume, dating from 1841 to 1847, records bills paid by the company for supplies, equipment and services. It contains many entries mentioning Benjamin T. Reed, the company treasurer. The second volume consists of monthly work record sheets for 1846 and 1847 for company employees.
Dates: 1841-1847

Somerset Railroad Construction and Equipment Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1536-sc
Abstract A volume used to record information for 1868-1883 about amounts paid for labor, material, engineering, printing, etc. used in road building, surveying, grading, tunneling and other tasks for the Somerset Railroad. Some treasurer's balance sheets are also included.
Dates: 1868-1883