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Green Line 115 year old picture article

Postby typesix » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:59 pm

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/2012/08/ ... t=150&cp=1


Pictures of Green Line(mostly) through the years.
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Re: Green Line 115 year old picture article

Postby The EGE » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:29 pm

Picture from the article. Looks like the Pleasant Street Portal bellmouth is still entirely in place:

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Re: Green Line 115 year old picture article

Postby RailBus63 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:13 pm

That 'article' is a mess. I'm pretty sure 0700-series Cambridge-Dorchester cars never ran through the Central Subway! And what the heck does a photo of a Type 5 at Seashore have to do with Scollay Square? It's like one person wrote the captions and someone else randomly selected photos to go with them.
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Re: Green Line 115 year old picture article

Postby MBTA3247 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:14 pm

I noticed another error regarding the first electrified line. The Beacon St line goes nowhere near the Allston train station.
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Re: Green Line 115 year old picture article

Postby The EGE » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:50 am

One presumes they meant North Beacon Street which is at least somewhat close. My 1925 BERy map shows a line (already bustituted!) which ran on North Beacon Street, then on Cambridge Street (past the depot) and to Harvard. I believe the #64 bus is a direct descendant.

Edit: 1915 map shows a single-track line down North Beacon all the way to Watertown, with a spur leading from the well-used Cambridge Street tracks to Allston depot.
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Re: Green Line 115 year old picture article

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:05 pm

The EGE wrote:Picture from the article. Looks like the Pleasant Street Portal bellmouth is still entirely in place:

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It's 100% intact down to the former portal, which is simply sealed with a concrete wall. It went aboveground in a pit at Pleasant St. so there's really not much in the way of incline inside the subway up to the portal. The former City Point tracks and switch were removed in the bellmouths after that line was bustituted, but the Lenox St. tracks are still intact and on the outbound side still connected to the Green Line. Bit of a mess down there because they stuffed a couple of the track berths full of civil defense supplies (if anyone has a sudden craving for 50-year-old shrinkwrapped fallout shelter snacks...mmmm!) back when the portal was still open behind a chain-link fence.
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Re: Green Line 115 year old picture article

Postby MBTA3247 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:47 pm

The EGE wrote:Edit: 1915 map shows a single-track line down North Beacon all the way to Watertown, with a spur leading from the well-used Cambridge Street tracks to Allston depot.

That spur is to the Wilton St and Braintree St carhouses, one block west of Allston depot. (The latter carhouse appears to still be there) The earliest map I have that appears to show service to the depot's front door (vs the corner of Cambridge and Harvard 100 feet away) is 1927, which shows the Harvard St tracks continuing across Cambridge St and encompassing several blocks immediately west of the depot. The 1929 map appears to show 3 different bus routes starting/terminating in that area: the North Beacon St route (part of today's 64), Central Sq via Cambridge and River Streets (another part of the 64), and Union Sq via Harvard Sq (parts of today's 66 and 86).

However, that could be an error with how the maps were drawn; my track charts (1915 and 1946) only show tracks going up Wilton St. The 1931 map still shows the North Beacon St route terminating at or near the Allston depot, and actually shows the route it took to loop around; it's unclear whether the loop used Franklin St (across Cambridge St from Harvard Ave, serves the depot) or Denby St, though. The same map shows the routes to Cambridge starting in Union Sq. From 1936 on the maps show all routes passing the depot on Cambridge St.

Sometime in the mid-'20s Braintree St Carhouse was converted to a bus garage.
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Re: Green Line 115 year old picture article

Postby MarkB » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:31 pm

"Officials warn that Boston's subways could grow so packed that trains would roll past waiting commuters, unable to accommodate more riders."


Because that never happened before.
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Re: Green Line 115 year old picture article

Postby wicked » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:45 pm

"REPORTING CORRECTIONS
The Globe welcomes information about errors that call for corrections. Information may be e-mailed to comments@globe.com or left in a message at 617-929-8230."

Found here: http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/corrections/

I believe the same process would be used to request corrections on Boston.com pieces (photo galleries such as this, stories etc.).
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