Historical Society The Street Railroad 1894

On July 1st, 1894 the Calais Street Railroad officially began operating. Thousands from both sides of the border joined in the celebration at the corner of Main and North streets in Calais. The Calais Street Railway was one of only four international streetcars ever to operate in the U.S.A. The others were at Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Laredo, Texas; and El Paso, Texas. 

However, the cars in 1894 ran only on the U.S. side of the border from the lower steamboat wharf on Steamboat Street to Milltown. St. Stephen had the tracks and wires for the electric railroad but no service.