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MTA Operations

Postby dcm74 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:14 pm

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Re: MTA Operations

Postby Gerry6309 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:07 pm

dcm74 wrote:From the City of Boston Archives.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofbos ... 562001445/

Great find! I have never seen any of these. The Photos range from 1908 to the early 1920s but all concentrate on the Forest Hills Extension, and various changes.
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The next stop is Washington. Change for Forest Hills Trains on the Winter St. Platform, and Everett Trains on the Summer St. Platform. This is an Ashmont train, change for Braintree at Columbia.
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Re: MTA Operations

Postby MBTA3247 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:05 pm

Anyone know why there's two coaches just sitting on the Needham Line in this picture? Did the New Haven use that center track as a small storage yard or something?

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"The destination of this train is [BEEP BEEP]" -announcement on an Ashmont train.
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Re: MTA Operations

Postby MBTA3247 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:23 pm

"The destination of this train is [BEEP BEEP]" -announcement on an Ashmont train.
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Re: MTA Operations

Postby Gerry6309 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:34 pm



The scrapping took place on all tracks, including the former elevated yard. The yard was used for four months, from August 1913 to December 1913. The surface yard was connected in 1914. Scrapping took place between 1919 and 1921. Third rail was still in place at the time. I would date the photo as before Shea Yard opened ca. 1911 - 1913.
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Re: MTA Operations

Postby dcm74 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:52 am

Here are more picture to pore over.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofbostonarchives/
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Re: MTA Operations

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:47 am

dcm74 wrote:Here are more picture to pore over.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofbostonarchives/



...and an article about how they're doing the digitization and categorization of all these piles and piles of old photos: http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2014/12/0 ... -photos-1/.
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