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Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby CircusFreakGRITZ » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:31 pm

I was at the Hub Division train show about a year ago and picked up a few old MBTA maps. Also found a "Boston & Albany Railroad" schedule for the Riverside branch c.1958, right before the T bought and converted it into light rail. I figured I'd finally post pictures of these for people to see. Let me know if you want more scans of the maps and I can try and do that.

-Scott

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(left to right: 1974, 1976, 1980. Note the marketing used on the 1974 map. "The Answer")

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From the 1980 system map. Neat to see the Harvard/Brattle and the dotted Braintree extension!

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Finally, today's edition from Summer 2011
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Re: Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby jamesinclair » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:24 pm

^I picked up the fall edition tonight at Alewife.

Anyone know if the 20ish page full color system booklets are still printed?

That thing even had station maps.
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Re: Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby bozepravde15 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:28 pm

CircusFreak, more old maps please! I love this kind of stuff! :-D
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Re: Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby HenryAlan » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:40 pm

It's interesting that the 1980 map shows all NEC commuter rail routed through the Dorchester branch. I was under the impression that such routing was only from 1983 to 1987.
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Re: Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby blackcap » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:37 am

The NEC rerouting, along with the shutdown of the Needham Line, was in place from 1979 to 1987, to allow the new Southwest Corridor Orange Line alignment to be built.
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Re: Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:47 am

There is quite a bit of recent (2000-present) MBTA materials on the Wayback Machine archives:

Subway Schedule:
2002
2003
2004 (Early)
2004 (Fall)

(If link doesn't work, enter URL http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/pdf/subway/subway.pdf into Wayback Machine and select by year/date)

2007 (Spring/Summer)
2009 (Fall)
2010 (Fall)

(Enter URL http://www.mbta.com/uploadedFiles/Docum ... hedule.pdf into Wayback Machine and select year/date if link is broken)
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Re: Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby CircusFreakGRITZ » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:10 am

Why was D line service but back from Lechmere to Gov't CTR, and how come none of the trains used to term at North Sta?
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Re: Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby MBTA3247 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:46 am

The D Line was extended to Lechmere during the construction of the new station and tunnel that replaced the elevated, while the C Line was cut back from North Station during the same period after the Canal St Loop was torn up. Once the new incline was opened, the routes returned to their pre-construction endpoints.
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Re: Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby sery2831 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:47 am

During the construction of the current Super Station the C Line was cut back to Gov't Center while the D Line was extended to Lechemere via the elevated. This was an interesting time because the C Line was 100% Boeing equipped and a few Type 8s were in service and were running on the D Line. This was the only time the Type 8s were seen on elevated. Shortly after this time they were banned from the D Line and never saw North Station again.
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Re: Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:07 pm

Until 2001 the "C" cars terminated at North Station lower level, below the el station.
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Re: Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby The EGE » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:18 pm

1982 and 1988 system map folders, including commuter rail maps. The 1982 map shows the Southwest Corridor diversion and the Red Line Northwest Extension under construction.
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Re: Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby Rbts Stn » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:56 am

Very cool. Needham line shows back up between the two displays. Wish it had a full CR schedule, but there is a helluva lot of data there. Thanks!
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Re: Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby rhodiecub2 » Fri May 05, 2017 1:21 pm

I noticed on the 1988 schedule, service to Gardner was still on the commuter rail map. Didn't Gardner service stop at the beginning of 1987 or get bustituted between Fitchburg to Gardner?
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Re: Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby edbear » Fri May 05, 2017 2:50 pm

When the B & M was struck on March 10, 1986, Gardner service ended and so did my B & M employment.
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Re: Old MBTA System Maps and Schedules

Postby RenegadeMonster » Fri May 05, 2017 2:54 pm

Out of curiosity, does anyone have a map that includes the A Branch of the Green Line?
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