Boston transit poetry

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Boston transit poetry

Postby Otto Vondrak » Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:01 pm

Written by W. Sidis, quite possibly the most peculiar transit buff/personality of the early twentieth century. From his 1920's book on collecting trolley transfer slips:

From subway trains at Central,
    a transfer get, and go
To Allston or Brighton or
    to Somerville, you know;
On cars from Brighton transfer
  to Cambridge Subway east
And get a train to Park Street,
    or Kendall Square, at least.

Tead more about Sidis the peculiar Bostonian:

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Postby trigonalmayhem » Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:34 pm

I caught this bit of poetry one day at Haymarket on the Green Line (inbound) platform:


Postby efin98 » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:25 pm

I never thought I'd read such good stuff about the T...especially such serious stuff. Poetry, even the T can't make it look bad lol

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