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The Trolley Parks of Maine
Text by Chris Carney, Randy Leclair, and Doreen Rogan
Images from The Seashore Trolley Museum

"Come with us as we go back in time, on a whirlwind trolley tour of 13 of the numerous trolley parks throughout Maine. Watch the balloon ascent of Roberto, Meteor of the Sky! Gasp with excitement at the thrill of horses diving 50 feet through the air into a pool of water! Kick up your heels and dance in the pavilions until 4 a.m. Above all, marvel at how cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process."

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A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

By Amber Tatnall
Images from the Seashore Trolley Museum

Between 1895 and 1940, trolley cars ran up and down the streets of our towns and cities in Maine. Most of us are familiar with the open trolley car from TV shows such as Mr. Rogers, but we may not know that there were many other different kinds of trolley cars in use.
Some of the cars were passenger cars, some were freight cars, and others were utility cars. This field guide will show you the various types of trolley cars that were once common sights in our home towns.

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