Founded in 1939, the Seashore Trolley Museum has grown into the largest electric railway museum in the world with a collection representing almost every major American city that had a streetcar system.
We show the beginning of mass transportation from the omnibus to the development of the electric streetcar, and follow the progress to today's buses, light rail vehicles, and rapid transit cars.
Take a tour around our property, you'll find a multitude of displays to show the history behind mass transportation. Explore our three exhibit car barns and then witness the restoration process of a streetcar from the observation gallery in our restoration shop.
Selected Seashore Trolley Museum images:
- Car #4387, Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway, 1946
- Theodore Santarelli de Brasch, Kennebunk, 1964
- Atlantic Shore Line Locomotive #100, Sanford, ca. 1930
- Marlands Cottages, Cape Porpoise, ca. 1950
- Car #31, Kennebunkport, July 1939
- Trolley, Kennebunk,
- Portland-Lewiston Interurban's car #14 "Narcissus", Gray, ca. 1930
- York Utility Company's car #80, Sanford, ca. 1920
- Aroostook Valley Railroad car #52, Presque Isle, ca. 1915
- Lisbon Street by Night, Lewiston, ca. 1924
- C.C.P. & L Co. Freight Service, ca. 1939
- Car 30 leaving Biddeford, July 1939