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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby The EGE » Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:08 am

Well. That's a substantial increase in the number of pictures of Adams Square station (and the Brattle platform) that I'm aware exist. Thanks for posting all of these!
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:15 am

I know, right!?

I am sadden that Paul is not here to enjoy them.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby theseaandalifesaver » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:53 pm

Does anyone have any more information about this location?
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby The EGE » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:49 pm

There's a great deal of information available in the 1894-1898 BTC reports (possibly 1901 and 1908 for the OL conversion and deconversion).
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Gerry6309 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:48 pm

[quote]Easy access car (new) Ipswich Street line. Type 3 5115 at Public Gardens subway entrance, brand new. Pheasant blue and white, gold striping, gray roof by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr{/quote]
Nice description, except that it was "Peacock Blue" and not used after the retirement of the last horsecars in 1900. Try yellow with silver trim, the standard for Division 2.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby diburning » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:25 pm

Here's a video of Boston streetcars in 1903

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=QGBN8_9aGmY
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:48 pm

diburning wrote:Here's a video of Boston streetcars in 1903

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=QGBN8_9aGmY


Trip through the Pleasant St. portal around the 6:20 mark. And is that El construction out in Roxbury way way at the end?
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby jonnhrr » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:40 am

To me the part at the end with the trolley coming out of the subway looked more like the North Station area, although I thought by 1903 the El was running in the outer 2 tracks of the Tremont St. subway. Maybe that part was taken before 1901.

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby MBTA3247 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:55 pm


That's looking down the Brattle Loop from the north end of what today is the westbound platform. Behind the stairs beyond the trolley (which I think are roughly where the stairs down to the Blue Line are today) is the eastbound platform.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby BigUglyCat » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:10 pm

Adams_Umass_Boston wrote:That's all for now Folks. I hope you liked them?

Indeed! Much thanks for your contribution! :-D
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby WatertownCarBarn » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:42 pm

Awesome, thanks!
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby deathtopumpkins » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:31 am

Someone on reddit shared an Imgur album of various shots of MTA trolleys in the 50s: http://imgur.com/a/Ji7Cj
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Part 1 - Fields Corner

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:24 pm

ImageNorth busway ramp looking southwest from Dorchester Avenue, Fields Corner MBTA Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageNorth busway up ramp station portals looking west from northeast pedestrian walkway, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSouth busway down ramp looking west from Dorchester Avenue, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageCast iron station sign looking northwest from Dorchester Avenue, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSouth busway down ramp station looking southwest from southeast pedestrian walkway, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageEast Red Line rapid transit line portals looking west, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSouth elevation of station looking west with original ground level south busway portal area at night, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageFreeman Street underpass looking northwest, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSouth elevation of station looking north from Freeman Street, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageDetail, Freeman Street underpass looking west, showing south busway up ramp overpass concrete beam construction, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageOriginal ground level busway right-of-way, looking southwest from Freeman Street underpass, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSouth busway up ramp, looking northeast from Geneva Avenue, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSouth busway up ramp station portal looking east, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageNorth busway down ramp looking northeast from Geneva, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageNorth busway down ramp portals looking northeast from northwest pedestrian walkway, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageWest Red Line rapid transit line portals looking east, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageNorth elevation of station looking south from Charles Street entrance, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageNorth busway looking northwest, Fields Corner MBTA Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageInbound Red Line rapid transit platform looking northwest, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSouth busway down bound ramp looking northeast, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageTicket boot and turnstiles, south busway, looking northwest, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageTicket booth, turnstiles, and wrought iron fence, looking west, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSouth busway up bound portal looking southwest from platform, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSouth busway looking east from platform, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageNorth busway exit turnstiles, looking south from platform, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageFreeman Street underpass entrance stairway, looking northeast, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageWest station underpass tunnel looking east with north busway stairway at left, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageEast stairs to outbound Red Line rapid transit platform, looking northeast, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageStation underpass tunnel looking east with stairs up to inbound Red Line rapid transit platform at right and stairs down to original south busway at left, looking southeast, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageOriginal south busway,looking northeast from west end, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageEast station underpass tunnel stairway and entrance area looking north, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageOriginal south busway platform, looking southwest from east end, Fields Corner MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
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Part 2 - Savin Hill

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:28 pm

ImageStreetscape on south side of Savin Hill Avenue, Savin Hill MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageStreetscape on south side of Savin Hill Avenue, Savin Hill MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageStation head house and platform, Savin Hill MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageStation head house, west side of rear (south) elevation and view of southbound train tracks under elevated head house, Savin Hill MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageStation head house, facade, west portion of rear (south) elevation by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageStation head house, facade, view showing depth of engaged columns between door openings, Savin Hill MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageStation head house, detail of granite engaged column between door openings, Savin Hill MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageStation head house, facade, detail of station sign and decorative metal frame, Savin Hill MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageStation head house, detail of metal cornice work at northeast corner, Savin Hill MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSouth entrance, exterior staircase to elevated walkway over southbound tracks, Savin Hill MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImagePlatform, view of platform staircase to elevated walkway over southbound tracks, Savin Hill MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageStaircase from platform to head house, first flight, Savin Hill MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageStation head house, interior, turnstiles and announcement board, Savin Hill MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageStation house, interior, front (northwest) elevation of ticket booth and turnstiles, Savin Hill MBTA station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
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