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Introduction

One of Maine's last six electric railways was the Waterville, Fairfield & Oakland Railway which, from 1911 to 1937, connected the city of Waterville with the neighboring towns of Fairfield and Oakland. Owned by the Central Maine Power Company, it was one of three traction properties of that corporation, the others being the Portland-Lewiston Interurban and the Rockland, Thomaston & Camden Street Railway.

Formed through a consolidation of the Waterville & Fairfield Railroad Company, which started as a horse car line in 1888, and the Waterville & Oakland Street Railway Company, which began operation in 1903, it was primarily a passenger carrier throughout its existence, although for a number of years it did provide terminal facilities for the freight and express service operated by the connecting Lewiston, Augusta & Waterville Street Railway Company and later the Androscoggin & Kennebec Railway.

Publication Date

1965

Publisher

Connecticut Valley Chapter, National Railway Historical Society

City

Warehouse Point, Connecticut

Keywords

Waterville, Fairfield & Oakland Railway Company, Central Maine Power Company, Waterville & Fairfield Railroad Company, railroad history, railroad history Maine, Waterville Maine, Fairfield Maine, Oakland Maine

Waterville, Fairfield & Oakland Railway Company

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