Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:07 pm

This new set left me with two questions.

What purpose was the movable platforms ?
ImageMovable platform, top raised up, Scollay Square Station, northbound track by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

And what station was this?
Image[Subway Station] by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby MBTA3247 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:44 am

Adams_Umass_Boston wrote:This new set left me with two questions.

What purpose was the movable platforms ?

If you look a few photos farther down from that one, you'll see the answer: the gap between the platform and the subway cars on curves was too wide for people to step across.

And what station was this?

Looks like Haymarket.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby WatertownCarBarn » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:25 am

Thanks, awesome collection!
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby jonnhrr » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:23 am

Fantastic pictures.

I wondered about the third to last and second to last pictures in the last set, titled "Tremont St. subway construction". Not sure of that location, looks almost like the portal between Haymarket and North Station.

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby MBTA3247 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:26 am

jonnhrr wrote:Fantastic pictures.

I wondered about the third to last and second to last pictures in the last set, titled "Tremont St. subway construction". Not sure of that location, looks almost like the portal between Haymarket and North Station.

Jon

That would be correct.
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