Friday, April 6, 2018

Welcome back!

Construction car #69 of the Portland Railroad Company working the lines in Portland. In this photograph, the car - also called a line car - is being used to maintain the wires that provide the electricity that powers the trolley cars.  NEERHS Library collection.  View on Maine Memory Network here.

After a longer-then-planned construction period, our new website/blog is up and running!

We're working on consolidating our internet presence from all across the web into one convenient place where you can find our blog, links to our various collections, contact information, and more.

Bookmark us at Www.NEERHSLibrary.Org

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Wason Collection to be digitized

The Seashore Trolley Museum Library has received two generous donations that will fund the Wason Collection digitization project.  This collection consists of 3000 negatives and their prints, documenting the cars built for the railways around the country, and in South and Central America.  The collection dates from 1906 to 1938 and has sample photographs from every order completed during that time period. 

Print of a builders' photograph

Handy binder of negatives

These donations will allow us to purchase a new Epson V850 ProScanner and hire a Digitization Technician.  Once scanned, the images will be accessible through our gallery at Digital Maine.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

NEERHS Library Quick Start Guide

This webpage is designed to be your virtual librarian for the NEERHS.

We have three types of information available for browsing :

1.  Our Scanned Collections - The pictures!  The fun stuff!  The final product!
Looking to browse some blueprints, or see if you can find great-granpa on a crowded trolley?
Start here!

Trolley Parks of Maine

2.  Our Indexed Collection - Information about collections that we have, but have not digitized yet.
Here's our index of books and other items in our physical holdings - online information about things that physically live on the shelf in our facility.  We've also got some information about photo collections that are in-process or under consideration for digitizing.

O.R. Cummings Collection
Wason Collection

3.  Other Interesting Historical Collections
Part of being a library is sharing information - maybe we don't have it, but someone else does - and has been nice enough to put it online where you can read it.

Street Railway Journal