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Electric car service to Hampden should not become history without some word on the impromptu, farewell party accorded car No. 10 on the last trip Saturday night, July 27th .
During the day there bad been casual conversations around the Hydro, "Are you going to see the last car off for Hampden?" "Do you realize that it was nearly forty-three years ago that Charlie Johnson ran the first street car to Hampden and that Charlie is going to take the last car down to Hampden tonight?" But, there were few that said they'd surely be at the waiting room on Post Office Sq. 11 P.M. on Saturday night.
An early arrival however saw two good-looking gentlemen in earnest conversation in the waiting room. None other than Charlie Smith, now retired, in conversation with Edwin Carvell, also retired. Mr. Carvell joined the Hydro as motorman on April 7th 1894, and Mr. Smith was conductor on the first car to Hampden on Dec. 1st, 1897, with Charlie Johnson ae motorman.
Bangor Hydro-Electric Company
Bangor Hydro Electric Company, Penobscot Transportation Company
Bangor Hydro Electric Company, "Bangor Hydro Electric News: August 1940: Volume 10, No.8: Penobscot Transportation Company" (1940). Bangor Hydro Electric News. 5.
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