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The Seashore Electric Railway got its start in 1939 when a dozen men brought an open summer trolley car from nearby Saco. Now it owns 45 cars from 23 railway systems in 14 states and England. These cars represent the entire development of street and interurban railway transportation from the horse car to the dawn of streamlining. They include a former horse car dating back to the 1870's, an all-aluminum interurban car capable of speeds up to 85 miles per hour, the last passenger trolley and the last electric locomotive to operate in the state of Maine, a double-deck tram car from England, a car carrying the famous destination sign Desire, a car peculiar to Los Angeles -- but known to movie-goers the world over and a sequence of a dozen cars from Boston.
Seashore Electric Railway
trolley cars, railway history
Seashore Electric Railway, "Seashore Electric Railway Pamplets" (1958). Books and Publications. 111.
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