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Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby Teamdriver » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:57 am

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Re: Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby jaymac » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:55 am

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Re: Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby Gerry6309 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:02 pm

Malden didn't look like that in 1991 - 1971 ... maybe.
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Re: Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby Charliemta » Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:40 pm

Did North Station have a lid over the platforms? This picture is labeled as "North Station":

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I knew South Station did, but not North Station.
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Re: Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby jaymac » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:30 pm

Until the 1928-or-so "new" North Station, there were a number of North Stations with train sheds.
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Re: Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:10 pm

Gerry6309 wrote:Malden didn't look like that in 1991 - 1971 ... maybe.


I was thinking the same thing. I'm still not even convinced it is Malden at all.

Also in that picture, 'off' is spelled 'of'! This was a very sloppy piece, as typical of BostonDotCom lately. I also have a hatred for their 'click fraud' articles such as this. They put all the pictures on separate pages to increase their ad views.

It was nice seeing some pictures of the past, though. I just wish some effort was put in.
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Re: Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:45 pm

The last image in the set (#9) shows the interior of a then new Pullman CTC/BTC coach in 1980, and they exactly resemble the original EL/NJDOT Comet I interiors with 2-2 seating and reversible seats, right down to the windows and lighting.
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Re: Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby The EGE » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:03 pm

That "Malden" picture looks like the Melrose stops. Malden had high platforms after 1975.
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Re: Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby MBTA3247 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:57 am

The third picture looks like the BRB&L.

The "Malden" picture appears to have a train of RDCs.
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Re: Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby The EGE » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:07 am

MBTA3247 wrote:The third picture looks like the BRB&L..


Right on. That's definitely the East Boston ferry docks. The caption is technically right, though the narrow gauge was always more a rapid transit operation (especially after electrification).
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Re: Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby Cosmo » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:20 am

The shot of the Canton viaduct is downright iconic.
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Re: Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby ST214 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:00 pm

Interesting!

I must say Canton would be my favorite out of that slide show.
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Re: Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby WatertownCarBarn » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:15 am

What is/what became of that "new" loco for the Framingham line in 1978?
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Re: Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby MBTA3247 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:54 am

WatertownCarBarn wrote:What is/what became of that "new" loco for the Framingham line in 1978?

That was one of a quartet of PAs that ultimately wound up in Mexico. It and one other were repatriated a few years ago to Portland, OR. It's supposed to get cosmetically restored to its original Santa Fe appearance and placed in the Smithsonian. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_%26_Hudson_16
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Re: Commuter Rail Pictorial

Postby wicked » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:24 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:I also have a hatred for their 'click fraud' articles such as this. They put all the pictures on separate pages to increase their ad views.


Boston.com is far from the only one doing this.
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