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Online Talk on Maine Railroads
January 14 @ 6:30 pm
Maine author, train enthusiast and former military and corporate logistics specialist Bill Kenny will share from his new book, “A History of Maine Railroads,” in an online presentation on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m. The program is being sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library.
All are invited to join Kenny as he takes you on a journey from the first tracks made of wood to today’s high-speed Downeaster Amtrak train.
Maine is populated with intriguing characters who set in motion a fascinating, compelling story of railroads and the unique communities they helped to build. One of the first states to build railroads and trolleys in the United States, Maine at one point had more than 90 communities with trolleys. Standard-gauge and “two-footers” crossed the state, including the St. Lawrence & Atlantic, the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, the Grand Trunk and the Bangor and Aroostook.
Everyone is welcome, but advance registration is required by calling the library at 374-5515 or signing up on the online calendar at www.bhpl.net.