Historical Society Big Snow Storms from the Past

After a big snow travel between Milltown and Calais was nearly impossible except along the railroad tracks which like the streetcar tracks were cleared. People risked their lives walking along the train tracks as the train could come on a pedestrian much more quickly than the streetcar. Although most people knew the train schedule by heart many people were killed on the tracks when surprised by "Specials"- unscheduled trains often carrying rich folks in a hurry.


In this photo the passengers in Calais streetcar 7 look on hopefully as the streetcar plow seems to have met its match.


Looking down Hinckley Hill to the golf course about 1900 you can see a someone making for town. This brave soul either knew the streetcar schedule well or was prepared to climb the bank in a hurry.