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A few old MBTA photos

Postby Literalman » Sat May 28, 2016 3:49 pm

I've posted a few more MBTA photos from 1975 to 1980 on my website at http://www.stevedunham.50megs.com/photos/MBTA.html

Back then I didn't think to write dates on my slides, so if anybody has more detailed information, such as when the SPV 2000 demonstrator tested on the T, I'll be happy to update the page. There's an email link on my site.
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Re: A few old MBTA photos

Postby edbear » Sat May 28, 2016 9:29 pm

I'm pretty sure the SPV-2000 was around late Spring-Early Summer 1978.
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Re: A few old MBTA photos

Postby The EGE » Sun May 29, 2016 9:00 pm

The Needham Line was closed from October 13, 1979 to October 19, 1987 during Southwest Corridor construction, so I suspect your Bussey Bridge shot is the winter of 1978-79.

Service to Fitchburg was cut in 1965, and didn't resume until January 13, 1980.

You took the Canton Junction photo on June 10, 1978. A cropped version of it was used on a postcard.
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Re: A few old MBTA photos

Postby Literalman » Mon May 30, 2016 9:12 am

Thanks for the details. I'll update my website.

EGE, I got an email asking about adding my photos to Wikipedia or Wikimedia, and the answer is yes. But the message came from info@railroad.net, and I wasn't sure that was the right place to reply, and I don't see any private messages for me on railroad.net. Do you just want to send me an email from the link on my website? And by the way, that D&H PA was going to Framingham.
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Re: A few old MBTA photos

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Mon May 30, 2016 2:15 pm

These were very nice. Thank you for sharing them Steve.

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Re: A few old MBTA photos

Postby The EGE » Mon May 30, 2016 3:45 pm

Steve: RR.net uses an odd system with emails. You should be able to hit 'reply' and the to address will be my email rather than the site address.
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Re: A few old MBTA photos

Postby MBTA3247 » Mon May 30, 2016 7:07 pm

The photo captioned "PCC cars on Commonwealth Ave., 1976" is of an outbound train at the Chestnut Hill Ave station.
"The destination of this train is [BEEP BEEP]" -announcement on an Ashmont train.
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