Featured Exhibit

MAINE CENTRAL CABOOSE Originally, it was #1878 on Western Maryland Railroad.  This and four others were sold to the Maine Central Railroad in 1962.  It was used on the Woodland, Eastport, and Bucksport branches; the Bangor-Lincoln and Old Town switcher runs. The Maine Central Railroad retired practically all of its caboose cars when the railroad […]

Snowplow Alley

May 21, 2010 — A featured video of the Cole Land Transportation Museum, details the history of snowplowing in Maine with interviews and rare footage. Taken from the Cole Museum video archives, it is also available for sale on DVD with a 28 minute tour of the museum. You can visit for more information. Narrated by […]

Cole Express – The Uncommon Carrier

This film was made in 1971 and features great footage of old trucks and Maine scenes. Coles Express was a LTL truck freight carrier started in 1917 and continued through 1997. This video, made on the 53rd anniversary of Coles Express, talks about the company, its people and nice video of trucks in operation, including […]

Cole City: Dedication to Progress

This 1970 film was produced by Coles Express, a Maine LTL truck carrier, about their brand new general offices, terminal and service shops. Because of the facility’s size, it was dubbed “Cole City”. Coles Express was a LTL (less-than-truck load) truck freight carrier started in 1917 and continued through 1997. To see portions of this […]