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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:17 pm

MBTA3247 wrote:Milton, Belmont, and Chelsea


Milton was served by only 4 stops on the High Speed line.

Chelsea had two routes, both reaching Garish Av. via the Meridian and Chelsea Street Bridges.

Service in both was dominated by the Eastern Mass.

Service in Belmont, though provided by only two lines was dominated by the Elevated, which served most of the town.

Another municipality got far less service.

Two out of three isn't bad!
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby WatertownCarBarn » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:15 am

Newton?
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:07 pm

WatertownCarBarn wrote:Newton?

Correct:

The Elevated inherited rights on Tremont, Park, Washington and Centre Streets from the West End. Although these were originally two separate routes terminating at Nonantum Sq. (Newton Corner), the routes in the area were revised to terminate at Watertown Square/Carhouse, making Nonantum Sq. a way station on a single route. The bulk of Newton Service was provided by the Middlesex & Boston Street Ry., though some joint, through service was operated for a time. This short segment would remain the El's and MTA's only service to Newton until the Riverside Line opened in July of 1959.

Congratulations 3247 and Watertown!

New Question:

Charles St. Station (Red Line) was never completed. What was missing?
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Type7trolley » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:04 pm

Gerry6309 wrote:Charles St. Station (Red Line) Was never completed. What was missing?

Weren't there plans to build an office building on top of it?
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:16 pm

Type7trolley wrote:
Gerry6309 wrote:Charles St. Station (Red Line) Was never completed. What was missing?

Weren't there plans to build an office building on top of it?

Correct!

It would have been the Elevated's headquarters, built on extra heavy columns at its four corners, which remain today.

Two in a row answered quickly and correctly ... I need to come up with something harder.

Meanwhile: What are the former names for these Blue Line stations:

Wonderland
Revere Beach
Orient Heights
Wood Island Park
Aquarium(2)
State
Government Center

Bonus: The BRB&L had a Wood Island Park Station at a different location. Where was it?
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby deathtopumpkins » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:20 pm

Government Center - Scollay Under
State - Devonshire for the blue line (I think), with Milk and State originally the orange line platforms
Aquarium - Atlantic

I'm not as familiar with the East Boston and Revere stations, but I'm gonna guess:
Wood Island - Day Square
Orient Heights - ?
Revere Beach - Crescent Beach?
Wonderland - Bath House?
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby The EGE » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:28 pm

Aquarium was originally Atlantic on the East Boston Tunnel, and State Street on the Atlantic Avenue Elevated.

The BRB&L Wood Island station was located to the south along its ROW, right around what is now the end of Prescott Street. The modern Wood Island Was Day Square until 1954 and then Wood Island Park until 1967, long after Wood Island Park itself had been destroyed for Logan Airport.

Orient Heights was Winthrop Junction until 1892. Revere Beach was formerly Crescent Beach. Wonderland was Bath House; it was not original, but instead built around 1900 when the line was moved landward for the construction of Revere Beach Boulevard.
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:29 pm

deathtopumpkins wrote:Government Center - Scollay Under
State - Devonshire for the blue line (I think), with Milk and State originally the orange line platforms
Aquarium - Atlantic

I'm not as familiar with the East Boston and Revere stations, but I'm gonna guess:
Wood Island - Day Square
Orient Heights - ?
Revere Beach - Crescent Beach?
Wonderland - Bath House?

Correct as far as you went, see below.
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:33 pm

The EGE wrote:Aquarium was originally Atlantic on the East Boston Tunnel, and State Street on the Atlantic Avenue Elevated.

The BRB&L Wood Island station was located to the south along its ROW, right around what is now the end of Prescott Street. The modern Wood Island Was Day Square until 1954 and then Wood Island Park until 1967, long after Wood Island Park itself had been destroyed for Logan Airport.

Orient Heights was Winthrop Junction until 1892. Revere Beach was formerly Crescent Beach. Wonderland was Bath House; it was not original, but instead built around 1900 when the line was moved landward for the construction of Revere Beach Boulevard.

With Winthrop Junction added to the mix. Also the Correct answer on Wood Island Park BRBL.

Only the Original name for Aquarium remains unrevealed. It was changed before the station opened!
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Rbts Stn » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:17 am

Are you looking for Atlantic Avenue for Aquarium?
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:55 pm

Rbts Stn wrote:Are you looking for Atlantic Avenue for Aquarium?

No... But it is Atlantic ___
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby diburning » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:49 pm

Atlantic Wharf?
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:56 pm

diburning wrote:Atlantic Wharf?

No. ...T Wharf Under would be a great idea. Think residential, like a certain street in Lower Manhattan.
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby diburning » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:16 am

Grasping at straws here at this point...

Broadway?
Boardwalk?
Park?
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Re: BERy Trivia / Seashore Trivia

Postby Gerry6309 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:31 pm

diburning wrote:Grasping at straws here at this point...

Broadway?
Boardwalk?
Park?

Is there a Boardwalk in Manhattan that people live under?

Last Clue: Take the A Train, Not the E (Even New York has connecting stations with different names!)
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