Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby MarkB » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:23 pm

I thought this was an easy one. Tremont street angles at West street, so you can't have this view from Boylston st.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby dieciduej » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:36 pm

3rdrail wrote:From DOB, here's the view the other way at the Summer Street Collector's Booth by the stairs to head down to C/D R/T and Filene's Basement. See the pay phone booths ? They were always a favorite as a spot for a gangster to be shot multiple times at in the old gangster movies ! (In real life, it's always been outside restaurants/bars.)


Looking at this photo, the only place I can remember a turnstyle like the one pictured was at the old Sullivan Sq. Station. My early travels, early 70s, with mum involved the Elm St bus to Sullivan Sq., or the Elevated as mum would call it, pass the old Sun Spot Diner on the inbound platform. If we were going to see my aunt and cousins in Quincy then next stop Washington St to the Red Line (South Shore) and the Silver Bird to Quincy Center and from there the 215 bus. Sometimes I would pain mum into taking the 215 to Ashmont and home via the Dorchester side of the Red Line and the blue & gold colored cars. If we were just traveling into town then the Orange Line to either North Station or Haymarket to get the trolley, it was never a streetcar always a trolley.

But I digress. If I am not mistaking those turnstyles ran off of the same 600 V as the third rail, much like the old lighting.

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Teamdriver » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:39 pm

Here is an interesting video , Boston The Way It Was part 4 - 'Revere Beach'

There is some trolley action in the beginning and end , and at 3:47 there is a shot of the Narrow Guage RR rolling.........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... LeJH1LPx5Y
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Teamdriver » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:43 pm

Same thing in this one , trolley action at the start, Boston The Way It Was part 3 - 'Boston Braves'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JycSH_0uRfc
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:49 pm

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Teamdriver » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:14 pm

Supporting video, old T action , dig the character role call............
01100's - Charlestown EL - Boston

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISeiIevW ... 1BC1253ACE
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Charliemta » Thu May 30, 2013 10:55 pm

Found a couple of great photos of Harvard Square back in the day, from the Cambridge Historical Society website. Both photos are looking north on Mass Ave:

Circa 1951. I remember seeing exactly this setup in the early 1950's when I was a kid, including the trolley car tracks which were still being used as an alternate non-revenue route for the North Cambridge/Arlington trolley line.

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This is an older one, circa 1922. It shows the original round and columned headhouse for the subway station:

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby highgreen215 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:23 am

In the 1922 picture, what is that streetcar next to the Type 5? It doesn't look like any Boston Elevated streetcar I've ever seen. Was it Eastern Mass., and what route was it on?
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby dieciduej » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:07 am

At a quick glance I would say it is one of the BERy's Birney Safety cars (9001-9081). I believe the bulk of them, only lasted for 12 years in service. Their single truck design gave them a rough riding quality so they found disfavor with the riding public.

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby highgreen215 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:03 pm

Aha! You're right! I had forgotten about the Birneys.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby The EGE » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:19 pm

PCC cars on the Causeway Elevated, May 1976. Photo from the City of Boston Archives, Peter H. Dreyer collection.

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Rbts Stn » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:26 pm

Not really "Vintage", but this picture came up on a Russian site and I surely can't place it

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On beyond Riverside?
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby jr145 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:29 pm

I've seen that before, and supposedly it is Riverside.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby The EGE » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:43 pm

It appears to be a photo by one Matthew Christopher of a trolley graveyard in New Jersey.
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