Maine Historical Society

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A History of Maine Railroads - a book launch with Bill Kenny

Recorded on September 24, 2020 - Maine was one of the first states to build railroads and trolleys in the United States, and at one point Maine had more than 90 communities with trolleys. From an international electric trolley to the attempted World War I dynamiting of a railroad bridge between the United States and Canada, Maine is home to a rich rail heritage. Join author Bill Kenny as he takes you on a journey from the first tracks made of wood to today's high-speed Downeaster Amtrak train.

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