The Portland Company commenced operations in 1846 in Portland, Maine, under the leadership of John A. Poor. It was founded primarily to manufacture railroad locomotives for the Atlantic and St. Lawrence Railroad. The company played a major role in the economy and development of the State of Maine and countinued in business until 1982, producing a wide range of cast-metal and fabricated products. This collection of photographs and captions gives you the feel of the old company. Paperback. 128 pages.