Motorman 5301

Motorman 5301

Sometimes wrong turn’s are not such a bad thing. While in Kennebunkport Maine last month we were trying to find a little cove near Kennebunkport, Porpoise Cove. Somehow or another we ended up on Log Cabin road, turned the corner and spotted an old-time Trolley car sitting by the road, knowing we were headed the wrong way we pulled into the lot to turn around only to find we were in a museum parking lot, the Seashore Trolley Museum. Established in 1939 the website reports the museum is the oldest and largest electric railway museum in the world. Looking around a bit more we could see this place was loaded with old trolley cars, vintage buses and a whole bunch more. We took a few of hours and toured the museum, what a little goldmine it was, just a great place with friendly people as well.

They actually have a Trolley track and a vintage Trolley that you can ride throughout the day, about 2 miles out actually. The photograph above was the actual Motorman operating our trolley that trip. I normally do not take many portraits (out of my element again) but this grizzled Motorman really had some character, so at the end of our ride he posed for a shot, the bad thing is I forgot his name. All of the workers there were volunteers and really enjoyed what they were doing, and they were full of knowledge as well. If you are ever in the Kennebunkport area of Maine this place is worth checking out and it is a great place to spend a few hours with a camera. I am sure I will have more shots to come from this place in time.

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Motorman 5301