tristanh1 wrote:What about photos of Harvard/Holoke?
Can anyone remember what it looked like?
Nothing I can find on Harvard-Holyoke. It was a tiny, tiny station...just a narrow platform cut in the wall opposite old Harvard with a stairwell to the street. It's still completely intact except for the stairs to the street, so look out to your right next time you leave inbound from Harvard. You can see the hastily-decorated brick platform wall and even some grimy traces of where the old station signage was. Isn't a whole lot to look at because it was such a spartan station, but you can get a really good look at it since it's in the middle of the slow zone.
Couple of picks here of the other temp station, Harvard-Brattle. . .
This was an outdoor station, built in the yard right outside the portal to ease the crush at the too-small Harvard-Holyoke (which may have been inbound-only). In the second daytime photo you can see the portal starts right at the end of the platform. Portal and station were below street-level, so those buildings are at the intersection of Brattle, Bennett, and Eliot Streets (I think the one on the left is still around today). Today this station is either the basement or foundation of the JFK School.
The tunnel's still there...ends at a concrete wall where the portal used to be, and on the other end at the cinderblock wall you see on the left outbound going into the curve and right inbound just before the Harvard-Holyoke and old station remnants. And it's three-track up to the bi-level split. Might still be accessible through a locked utility room, but there are no utilities or emergency exits in there like there is in the abandoned Boylston tunnel on the Green Line so I doubt anyone at the T has ventured down there in years. Harvard explicitly wanted it preserved when it was sealed in 1984 in case a cross-Allston subway were ever built. This is one of the possibilities for the long-range urban ring light-rail conversion of the 66 bus, where trains would dip underground around Harvard Stadium on the Allston side, go under the Charles, and then go through the old Red Line tunnel to terminate stub-end at the present station fare lobby.