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Old. Pictures

Postby sb150 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:38 pm

May be somewhere in this Forum, but are there any photos of the original Scolley Square and Haymarket Stations on the current Green Line ?
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Re: Old. Pictures

Postby Leo Sullivan » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:50 am

Here are a couple of Haymarket pictures from the early days.
The first looks toward the North portal from the N. end of
the station
The second shows the inner tracks also looking north.
These tracks were used by the Lynn & Boston and
some BERY cars from the north. There is another pair of tracks
on the outside beyond the stairs but they are not easy to see.
I have not yet scanned a good Scollay picture.
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Re: Old. Pictures

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:40 pm

sb150 wrote:May be somewhere in this Forum, but are there any photos of the original Scolley Square and Haymarket Stations on the current Green Line ?


Hello sb150.
The late and great Paul Joyce started a great thread with many great old photos. I have been adding to it since his demise.
viewtopic.php?f=65&t=64365

I would search through there. I know I have posted a few that would help you.
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Re: Old. Pictures

Postby The EGE » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:42 pm

I've put some of the BTC report images up on Wikimedia Commons.

Scollay Square:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cate ... Ry_station)

Haymarket:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cate ... TA_station)
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Re: Old. Pictures

Postby BigUglyCat » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:34 pm

The EGE wrote:I've put some of the BTC report images up on Wikimedia Commons.

Scollay Square:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cate ... Ry_station)

Haymarket:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cate ... TA_station)

EGE: something wrong with both links, but in each case the empty page has a "Did you mean..." that links to your intended destination.
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Re: Old. Pictures

Postby MBTA3247 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:00 pm

The links are correct, the board software is just interpreting them wrong. You have to manually type in the closing parentheses in the address bar.
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Re: Old. Pictures

Postby diburning » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:33 pm

Let me see if I can fix those for you.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Scollay_Square_(BERy_station)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Haymarket_(MBTA_station)

If you use the [url] tags, it will link correctly. If you leave it up to the forum to interpret the links, those broken links will appear.
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Re: Old. Pictures

Postby sb150 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:54 pm

Thank you everyone. I remember the old Haymarket Station as a kid, but on a positive note, I'm too young to remember Scolley Square :)
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Re: Old. Pictures

Postby BandA » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:16 am

When did the old haymarket station close?
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Re: Old. Pictures

Postby dieciduej » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:41 pm

BandA wrote:When did the old haymarket station close?

I believe it was the early 70s. My guess is 1971 but I can't find an actually date.

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Re: Old. Pictures

Postby sb150 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:28 pm

I remember it had lighting, black ceilings & walls similar to the ceilings in Government Center.
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Re: Old. Pictures

Postby jwhite07 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:21 am

May 10, 1971.
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Re: Old. Pictures

Postby Charliemta » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:32 pm

I remember the old Haymarket station as having a lot of light-bulb sized lights, kind of festive. To my childhood eyes it looked like a circus, very magical that way. The sad part for me is that the new station eliminated the 4 track line, replacing it with two tracks.

I still think the old incline to the Causeway Street surface should have been preserved, along with the 4 track Haymarket, to accommodate a future LRV line across the North Washington Street bridge to Charlestown and possibly Chelsea. But that's another thread topic.
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Re: Old. Pictures

Postby Gerry6309 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:22 pm

New Haymarket opened May 10, 1971

The lobby extends into the old station, and limited the available platform space during construction. For many years the remainder of the old station was lit and visible to passengers passing through. It was also visible to passengers on Orange Line trains, leaving or entering Haymarket, less so after 1975, when the tracks were shifted to the east.

IIRC, the center tracks through the station were out of service for many years, possibly since 1949. The switches to and from Brattle Loop were moved when the construction for the new station started. The present entrance is located at the south end of the platforms, about 25 feet south of the original entrance. When the new station first opened, the only access was from the passageway to the former Union-Friend Station - a long detour and not very popular.

The original entrance was located on an island in the middle of the square, where seven streets met. The three from the north, Merrimac, Canal and North Washington all point to the site of the head house. Sudbury and Blackstone were diverted away, and Washington and Union were replaced by an extension of Congress. The Government Center Garage sits atop the location of the island. The head house at Haymarket was rather plain, but those at Scollay and Adams were quite ornate.
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