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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:37 am

The EGE wrote:Hyde Park, which wasn't annexed into Boston until 1912.

Hyde Park was not served by the Elevated until after it was annexed. The routes were leased by the Elevated at the time of annexation.

You are not far off in the timeframe though!
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby The EGE » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:34 pm

Victory Road, Quincy. January 11, 1918 to February 1, 1924. That took some digging.
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby MBTA3247 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:53 pm

Gerry6309 wrote:Here is a new, easier batch of questions:

What is the oldest site continuously and currently used for transit purposes (Carhouse, Bus Garage, Other) by the MBTA within the 14 Cities and Towns.

I'm gonna take a guess at North Cambridge Carhouse.
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby jwhite07 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:02 pm

What is the oldest site continuously and currently used for transit purposes (Carhouse, Bus Garage, Other) by the MBTA within the 14 Cities and Towns.


I'll guess Albany Street Garage. It was a carhouse back in the West End days.
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:32 pm

The EGE wrote:Victory Road, Quincy. January 11, 1918 to February 1, 1924. That took some digging.


The EGE got the "other municipality question"

Indeed the World War I Emergency caused the Elevated to be granted emergency rights to serve the shipyard annex in Squantum. A bridge was constructed across the mouth of the Neponset River connecting Victory Road in Dorchester to the "Victory Plant in Squantum. This annex to the Fore River Shipyard built 35 Destroyers for the US Navy between 1918 and 1921. Little remains of the car line and bridge today, other than Victory Road, which exists on both sides of the gap where the bridge was.

jwhite07 wrote:
What is the oldest site continuously and currently used for transit purposes (Carhouse, Bus Garage, Other) by the MBTA within the 14 Cities and Towns.


I'll guess Albany Street Garage. It was a carhouse back in the West End days.


MBTA3247 wrote:
Gerry6309 wrote:Here is a new, easier batch of questions:

What is the oldest site continuously and currently used for transit purposes (Carhouse, Bus Garage, Other) by the MBTA within the 14 Cities and Towns.

I'm gonna take a guess at North Cambridge Carhouse.


We have a correct answer!

.. and the Prize goes to… MBTA3247

North Cambridge Carhouse opened on June 7, 1873. Although reduced to an open yard from 1936 to 1982, there has been continuous operation from the site through 2014, excepting a possiblebrief closure for rebuilding in the 1980-82 period.

jwhite07 gets an honorable mention for coming up with a facility used for transportation purposes (not mass transit) since 1839! The Hinckley Locomotive Works occupied the Albany Street site until 1889, when it was acquired by the West End Street Ry., which built a power plant and truck shop on the site. The present bus garage dates to 1941.

Thanks for your answers, the other question has not been answered yet. Where did the Suffolk RR operate?
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:45 pm

The easy Suffolk Railroad question remains open…

Meanwhile, here is a bit of Seashore Trolley Museum trivia:

After acquiring four cars from Biddeford and Manchester, Seashore's collection activities were brought to a halt by World War II. What was Seashore's fifth car, acquired in 1945?
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:13 am

Gerry6309 wrote:The easy Suffolk Railroad question remains open…

Meanwhile, here is a bit of Seashore Trolley Museum trivia:

After acquiring four cars from Biddeford and Manchester, Seashore's collection activities were brought to a halt by World War II. What was Seashore's fifth car, acquired in 1945?


Has anyone ever heard of Suffolk Downs???? The Suffolk Railroad served East Boston and Boston Proper (All other districts of Boston were annexed from Norfolk and Middlesex Counties). The Suffolk had the authority to bring its cars onto the North Ferry between East Boston and Boston Proper. When the larger Metropolitan RR purchased the Suffolk, the city, perhaps afraid of excessive use of the privilege banned the cars from the ferries. There would be no through service from East Boston to Boston until the East Boston Tunnel opened in 1904.

The 5th car acquired by Seashore was Eastern Massachusetts Line Car S-71, moved from Salem Street Carhouse late in 1945. It was Seashore's first car from the Boston area.

New question coming soon...
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:02 pm

Here is a very easy one…

What abandoned MBTA facility was used by security forces for a special event in 2004?
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Cosmo » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:21 pm

Gerry6309 wrote:Here is a very easy one…

What abandoned MBTA facility was used by security forces for a special event in 2004?

The old Broadway tunnel near Cabot Yard.
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:25 am

Cosmo wrote:
Gerry6309 wrote:Here is a very easy one…

What abandoned MBTA facility was used by security forces for a special event in 2004?

The old Broadway tunnel near Cabot Yard.

Good try - but incorrect.
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby jwhite07 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:08 pm

2004 was the DNC at the Garden (or Fleet Center, or whatever the heck it was called back then), and by then the Causeway Street El has been discontinued - would have been a nice sniper perch for security forces?
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:26 pm

jwhite07 wrote:2004 was the DNC at the Garden (or Fleet Center, or whatever the heck it was called back then), and by then the Causeway Street El has been discontinued - would have been a nice sniper perch for security forces?

Correct.

The various security forces actually built a fence around part of the el structure and used it for a staging area and to isolate the Gahden from the riffraff at the various joints across Causeway St.
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:33 pm

Next question:

If you were to take a "cah" from Tremont House to Norfolk House exactly where would you be coming from and going to?
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:52 pm

Gerry6309 wrote:Next question:

If you were to take a "cah" from Tremont House to Norfolk House exactly where would you be coming from and going to?

The answer is obscure … but its out there. "seek and you shall find".
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby dieciduej » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:19 am

Gerry6309 wrote:
Gerry6309 wrote:Next question:

If you were to take a "cah" from Tremont House to Norfolk House exactly where would you be coming from and going to?

The answer is obscure … but its out there. "seek and you shall find".


I be stumbling out of the Tremont House at the corner of Tremont & Beacon. Probably make my way to Park St and catch a North Station to Egleston Station cah. I'd step off at the corners of Tremont and Columbus then catch the Jamaica Plain Loop to Dudley Street Station cah and get off at John Eliot Sq at the Norfork House.

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