A HISTORY OF MAINE RAILROADS By MAJOR BILL KENNY, USAF (RET.) FOREWARD By FORMER MAINE GOVERNOR JOHN BALDACCI
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 ninety communities with trolleys. Standard-gauge and “two-footers” crossed the state, including the St. Lawrence & Atlantic and the Bangor & Aroostook. From an international electric trolley to the attempted World War I dynamiting of a railroad bridge between the United States and Canada, the state is home to a rich rail heritage. Join Bill Kenny as he takes you on a journey from the first tracks made of wood to today’s high-speed Downeaster Amtrak train. Author: Major Bill Kenny, USAF (Ret.). Forward by John Baldacci. Paperback; 160 pages.