|Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2002 - 2:20 pm: |
My grandfather, Robert Ephraim Timmons, emigrated from Cape Breton, NS in 1897. He became a motorman for the Portland RR Co., first horse-drawn and then trolley cars. Is there any museum or place where one could find info on the Portland RR Co. Don Timmons
|Posted on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 11:11 am: |
Try going to www.mainememory.net and do a search for Portland Company. There is also a book about it written by David Fletcher.
|Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 5:35 pm: |
Well, it's an old question. The dude who responded 7-14-2003 got it wrong. The Portland Company built some railroad cars. They didn't operate any trolley lines, and prob. built no cars for the PRR. Try this search: "'Portland Railroad' + Maine -(ORE, OR, Oregon)". Also go to the "Maine Memory Network" for quite a few PRR pictures. O.R.Cummings produced two books on the Portland Railroad. Not too scarce, and available on interlibrary loan. Fellow named Robertson has alot of material, and produced a soft-cover book, "Remember the Portland Railroad." You might also ask the Portland Room of the Portland Public Library if they have a card for him. There are other resources too, but this should get you started. Good luck.