Online Catalogue last updated 11th of September 2014
A photo essay of the men and machines building the roads in the State of Maine from the late 1930's to 1970. From the carriage paths in Acadia National Park, the Maine Turnpike in 1946, the Maine Turnpike Extension, to State and Federal road projects. The Maine Turnpike was the second major turnpike built in America and the first totally funded by private investment.
Engineering wise, the turnpike was the first in the entire world paved with asphalt. All of the major road building contractors based in Maine are featured with historial background text. Project personnel are identified in some of the photographs which will create genealogical interest. The vintage construction machinery used in this period comes alive in these beautiful high resolution images. Many large out of State contractors ad their equipment were involved in the Maine Turnpike projects. They included: Nello, L. Teer, Savin, Perini, DeMatteo, Yonkers, Lane, and Latrobe.
Truck enthusiasts will enjoy the many photographs of heavy trucks, especially Mack, depicted through the book.
A wide variety of work is depicted, and equipment shown in the excellent photographs ranges from the ordinary to the very unusual. Trucks of many kinds, especially Macks, are also shown.
Softbound, 22 colour and 228 black-and-white photographs.
Code No. 016747, 128 pages, ISBN 9781604588774, $50.00