Quite Possibly The Coolest Thing EVER - another MTA map

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Postby jack615 » Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:45 pm

This map is from 1954 due to the fact it shows wood island as Day Sq.

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Postby Reddy Rocker » Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:37 pm

Yes, Otto, this is a very good and cool map. Nothing like a Blast from the Past to keep one energized. Imagine all the changes that have occured since the '50's. Those were the good ol' days (Even before I was born. :-))
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:35 pm

Yeah, you're right, Karl. Although I like the maps and operations of the late 70s thru the early 1980s.............
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w/Colors

Postby MPScan » Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:37 pm

I have a friend of mine with some cool graphic skills add a little color... as we all know the lines.

Him and his friends are going to continue to work with the map and see how they can "enhance" it...

Stay tuned.

http://www.mpscan.net/pictures/misc/MTA ... 0Color.jpg
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Postby MBTA1 » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:05 pm

Good Work but one nitpick... You colored Bowdoin green when it should be blue
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Postby jwhite07 » Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:30 am

For some reason, I want to say that Science Park station on the Green Line el didn't open until 1955 or 1956. I could be wrong.


Nope, you're right. August 20, 1955 to be exact.
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Postby MPScan » Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:45 am

Here is another version, on the paper that looks older :)

http://www.dslreports.com/r0/download/6 ... A_map2.jpg
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Barney the Bear

Postby Robert Paniagua » Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:48 am

I tried that link, and all I get is "Barney the Purple Bear". I don't know if that was the thing you wanted to show us or the real map.
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Re: Barney the Bear

Postby N.Y. State Of Mind » Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:58 am

Robert Paniagua wrote:I tried that link, and all I get is "Barney the Purple Bear". I don't know if that was the thing you wanted to show us or the real map.


I take it that host site dosen't look too kindly on remote linking.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:03 am

I take it that host site dosen't look too kindly on remote linking.

Yeah, they're gonna have to fix that so that we can get the historical map that I wanted to see.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:38 am

wow, that map is amazing, the colors are coming out great :-D
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Postby MPScan » Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:32 am

Sorry folks, I copied it over to my server:

http://www.mpscan.com/mtamap2.jpg
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:51 am

Ok good, thank you.
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Postby Otto Vondrak » Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:55 am

Why did you make the background darker after I spent all that time making it *white* so it could be read easier?

anyway, from efin98: "The map is from between 1952 and 1954 during the brief period between the opening of the Blue Line and the renaming of the "Day Square" station to "Wood Island Park"(now currently just "Wood Island"). It is probably a promotional map created by the MTA to highlight some of the more popular destinations nearby stations as noted by the "points of interest" buildings appearing close to stations."

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Postby parovozis » Fri Aug 20, 2004 4:31 pm

That connector at Maverick - is it still alive?
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