(#172687) Green Mountain Railway, Mt. Desert, Maine [caption title]. Arcadia National Park, Green Mountain Railway.
Green Mountain Railway, Mt. Desert, Maine [caption title].

Green Mountain Railway, Mt. Desert, Maine [caption title]. [Bar Harbor, Me. Green Mountain Railway], n.d. [1880s.]. Advertising card, 8.7x14 cm (3 3/8 x 5 1/2 inches), 2 illustrations. Promotes stage and train trips (with schedules) to the summit of Green Mountain, Maine (today known as Cadillac Mountain). Following the success of the Mt. Washington Cog Railroad, the Green Mountain Railway was built to carry tourists to the top of Green Mountain on Mount Desert Island, now part of Arcadia National Park. America's second cog railway, it commenced operation in 1883. The line operated during the summer season and for the first few years was successful. But tourist numbers declined, and after the 1890 season the bankrupt railway ceased operations. The "new hotel" was perhaps the second Green Mountain House built on the summit of the mountain in 1885 (the first one, built in 1883 burned down in 1884). To reach the hotel guests took the stage, or traveled by steamer on Eagle Lake to the base of the mountain where they took the train or walked to the hotel. Some wear and tanning along left and right fore-edges, a very good copy. (#172687).

Price: $150.00

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