Pardon, Your Steel Is Showing: Visible Trolley Lines

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Re: Pardon, Your Steel Is Showing: Visible Trolley Lines

Post by Cosmo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:59 pm

The EGE wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Here are the tracks in question, which run along Oxford. There was a streetcar track on Oxford - mostly non-revenue.

I believe the sput that Cosmo is think of is on Kennebec Street and is also still visible.
Wow... ok, the two streets ARE parallel, it's entirely possible I thought they were connected. I'm not entirely convinced they weren't, but it's hard to see how they would have both connected to the Union Br. So much of that area has changed over the years, especially around Franklin Arterial.
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Re: Pardon, Your Steel Is Showing: Visible Trolley Lines

Post by arthur d. » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:15 pm

Ridgefielder wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:49 pm
gokeefe wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Intersection of Oxford Street and Pearl Street in Portland has several feet of tracks showing. Pretty sure this was trolley but not 100%. Any chance this is old Maine Central?
That's trolley, for sure. The old topo maps don't show the Grand Trunk or Maine Central/Portland Terminal anywhere near there.
My just rediscovered P.T.Co. facilities map shows track running along Kennebec st. and crossing Pearl st. in the intersection - that's as close as it got to Oxford - before crossing Somerset at the intersection of Wilmot. Best guess is this was a run around track for yard 7.

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Re: Pardon, Your Steel Is Showing: Visible Trolley Lines

Post by Mikejf » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:09 am

It was part of the Portland trolley lines. See the map in this link.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xIMcj35UUk4/ ... 03005.jpg

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Re: Pardon, Your Steel Is Showing: Visible Trolley Lines

Post by gokeefe » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:47 pm

Thanks for sharing!
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