Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby WatertownCarBarn » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:29 am

Thanks, these are great.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:53 am

You're very welcome .
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:45 pm

ImageCharles Street at Cambridge Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageNorth Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageCanal Street progress view, south from Causeway Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageHuntington Avenue by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageSullivan Square station progress by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageNewsstand at Sullivan Square terminal, north side track by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageSullivan Square station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageCommonwealth Avenue, Brighton by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageDay Square, East Boston, progress of track construction by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageAlford Street bridge by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageForest Hills station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageSouth Street, Jamaica Plain, near Rosemary Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImagePreston Street track to Squantum by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageMill Street, Dorchester, progress view by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageSouth Street, Dorchester by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImagePreston Street, westerly progress view by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageDorchester Avenue north of Fields Corner by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageProgress view, Broadway, South Boston by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageEast Broadway, South Boston, progress view by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageEast Broadway, South Boston, progress view by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageFourth Street, South Boston by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

ImageWest Broadway by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:47 pm

As seen above, the Boston City Archives uploaded some more vintages shots.

Enjoy.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby highgreen215 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:14 am

Great shots as usual - thanx for posting them.
Interesting trackage on Beacon at St. Mary Street. They still retained a surface connection. Was the Squantum trackage the connection to the airfield?
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Stephen » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:49 pm

Interesting trackage on Beacon at St. Mary Street. They still retained a surface connection.


I wonder if that is from right after the opening of the tunnel and the street trackage is a remnant of a shoe-fly built during construction.
Just a guess.

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby The EGE » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:14 am

Yes, that is almost certainly the case.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:54 pm

Not a picture, but it this thread was the closest in relevancy.
Vintage postcard.

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby diburning » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:07 pm

That almost looks like what New Haven station looks like today.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby jrc520 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:28 pm

Funny enough, the new terminal is much closer to that in looks and space.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:29 pm

Here is another cool postcard.

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:11 pm

Old Salem Station postcard.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Charliemta » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:58 pm

Has anyone ever heard of this 1888 proposed route between North Station and NYC? I stumbled on this 1888 map at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1888_Boston_map_showing_proposed_NY%26B_Rapid_Transit_route.jpg

Here is am excerpt from the map. The red line running through western Brookline and East Cambridge is the proposed route. Anyone know the history of this?

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby The EGE » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:57 pm

New York and Boston Rapid Transit Company - a short lived scheme to create a "rapid transit" line (i.e, an express railroad intended for passenger service with little freight, not the modern meaning). Would have gone through Willimantic, paralleled the New Haven towards NYC, and ran down the west side of Central Park to 59th Street. Never even started construction, so there's no remains to be found.
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