New Presentation on Boston Streetcars

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New Presentation on Boston Streetcars

Postby Gerry6309 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:27 pm

A young man named Gil Propp has produced an Excellent video on Boston Streetcars. See it on

The next stop is Washington. Change for Forest Hills Trains on the Winter St. Platform, and Everett Trains on the Summer St. Platform. This is an Ashmont train, change for Braintree at Columbia.
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Re: New Presentation on Boston Streetcars

Postby johnpbarlow » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:09 am

Terrific recounting of Boston's transit history!
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Re: New Presentation on Boston Streetcars

Postby joshg1 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:43 pm

If you haven't seen this yet, it's good, not amazing. The collection of old images is great. The best part was that it wasn't full of the car bad, bus bad line we hear from trolley fans. The historians (experts?) were honest about the drawbacks and poor condition of the old system.

But brownstones and boroughs are New York things, some editing with an older local won't go wrong.
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Re: New Presentation on Boston Streetcars

Postby 3rdrail » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:59 pm

It would appear that the video was made by a youngster, so I think that we need to give credit where credit is due. Considering, he did a fine job. Yes, there are a lot of contradictions (street running), mistakes (Metropolitan Transportation Authority ?) and non-Boston expressions used. Is it similar to an O.T. Cummings piece ? No, but it's a superb job by one who will undoubtably get better as he matures.
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