The Central Square, Cambridge, MS - Watertown streetcar line, Type 4 cars, 1950

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The Central Square, Cambridge, MS - Watertown streetcar line, Type 4 cars, 1950
Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, October 01, 2017 5:48 AM

Some photos.   The Green Street Loop. off Central Sqaure, near Simeoni's reataurant, popular hangout for MIT students:

At the Central Square, Massachusetts Avenue, loading island:

Central Square, junction of Massachusetts Avenue and Arsenal Street:

Arsenal Street, between Central Square and the Charles River:

Arsenal Street Bridge:

At the traffic circle west of the Bridge:

Between the circle and Watertown Square:

At Watertown Square.  The Type 5 is on the Harvard Square - Watertown line:

At the wye across the Charles from the Square where cars from Harvard and Central Square entered on the right leg and cars from Park Street on the left, to loops at the Watertown Carhouse.  The line from Central Square crossed the Charles three times, once between Cambridge and Watertown and twice within Watertown.  The line was relatively straight, but the Charles curves a lot:

The loading area at Watertown C, H. with a Type 5 for Harvard Square. 

Some views at the Watertown Carhouse:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, October 01, 2017 12:06 PM

The last 2 pictures were an everyday common scene in Toronto well into the 80's and on some routes beyond that. 

They ran and still do a Dewitt during the summer and fall season as a tour of the city and on a regular schedule. 

Also a couple of PCC's on the new Lakefront development.

Great pictures.

So sensible. Big big mistake killing them off. 

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:51 AM

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, October 30, 2017 7:38 AM

In September 1949, the very day I moved from my home to MIT, the Harvard - Massachusetts Station was cut back, with a temporary "pancake" crossover, to Memorial Drive, at MIT, because the Massachusetts Ave. "Harvard Bridge" was closed for rebuilding without streetcar tracks.  The truncated line ran for one week, and then was closed between Central and Harvard Squares for street repaving, again without tracks.  So Watertown - Central Sq. was extended down Mass. Ave. to the temporary crossover at Mem Dr. with Type 4s.  This continued until the bridge re-opened, when buses ran Mass. Sta.Harvard until the Brill TTs took over.   Type 4s at MIT:

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