Atlantic Shore Line Railway
Incorporated February 9, 1900, the Atlantic Shore Line (ASL) was an electric trolley line providing passenger and freight service to many towns in York County, Maine. The ASL was the second-longest trolley line in Maine, encompassing over 87 miles (140 km) of track.
From the Town House Square carbarn in Kennebunkport (the site currently across the street from the Kennebunkport Historical Society), ASL trolley service connected Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport, Biddeford, Kennebunk, Alfred, Sanford, Springvale, Wells, Ogunquit, York, York Beach, Kittery, Eliot and South Berwick. The line also connected with Dover, New Hampshire through South Berwick and with Portsmouth, New Hampshire via ferry service from Kittery (the ASL ferry "Kittery" was built in Kennebunkport in 1900).
Electric freight service continued until June 1949.
Four miles (6.4 km) of the ASL right of way between Town House Square and Biddeford off Log Cabin Road in Kennebunkport has been preserved by the Seashore Trolley Museum. The museum has developed its demonstration railway upon two miles (3.2 km) of the old right of way. The museum has also completed the restoration of electric locomotive ASL #100, the only remaining original piece of rolling stock from the Atlantic Shore Line Railway system.