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Interesting article of service area changes

Postby Teamdriver » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:45 pm

The T's expansion (and shrinkage) during past 117 years :

http://www.universalhub.com/2012/ts-exp ... t-117-year
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Re: Interesting article of service area changes

Postby MBTA3247 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:32 pm

Neat, but it would be more interesting if it included all the surface routes that went into the Tremont St Subway in the early years.
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Re: Interesting article of service area changes

Postby ferroequinologist » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:23 pm

I found this with surface lines included--enjoy.
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Re: Interesting article of service area changes

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:46 pm

ferroequinologist wrote:I found this with surface lines included--enjoy.


Ah, I've been looking for this one forever. Someone here on railroad.net made it, I believe. Both this and the one OP linked too are great favorites of mine.
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Re: Interesting article of service area changes

Postby MBTA3247 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:53 pm

ferroequinologist wrote:I found this with surface lines included--enjoy.

Anyone know what the southside purple line represents on the 1900 map?
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Re: Interesting article of service area changes

Postby The EGE » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:09 am

MBTA3247 wrote:
ferroequinologist wrote:I found this with surface lines included--enjoy.

Anyone know what the southside purple line represents on the 1900 map?


From 1897 to 1904 the New Haven ran frequencies of 15 minutes between South Station and Forest Hills all day, which is frequent enough for the author to include it on the map. The New Haven considered electrifying - hence the South Station loop - but the trolley lines and then the El proved too much competition and frequency was cut back in 1904.

Source: The Rail Lines of Southern New England p.149
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