Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

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Re: Vintage Postcards.

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:49 pm

Two vintage postcards.

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North Station

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South Station.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby The EGE » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:49 am

Alright, here's a question for the historians that I can't figure out.

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East Eighth Street by City of Boston Archives

The car is Type 4 #5434, active from 1914 to 1950. The picture is claimed to be on East Eighth Street in 1940.

However, the East 8th Street line (now the #11 bus) was bustituted in 1929, and never ran to Dudley. The line was also double tracked along East Eighth (but single-tracked for a few blocks of West 8th).

Anyone got a clue what's going on here?
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:56 pm

According to 1936 BERy charts, there were no tracks on Eight St, East or West, by this time.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:24 pm

I don't know old cars like that very well. Do they tell us any thing ?
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Fred Rabin » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:56 pm

I think it's East Fourth Street, between Farragut Road and P Street.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:56 pm

E 4th btwn Faragut & P would align with both 1936 track charts and the following present-day location: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3349349 ... 312!8i6656

I believe this is the location/angle of the original photo.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby The EGE » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:23 pm

That looks exactly like it. Thanks!
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