Some Boston-Area Pictures

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Some Boston-Area Pictures
Posted by daveklepper on Monday, May 4, 2020 12:47 PM

First two Winter 1949-1950 East Boston - Orient Heights Extension construction

A Center-Entrance still labeled Boston Elevated at Watertown Car-House

And a view n Mount Auburn Street looking west with a Type 5 from Watertown headed to Harvard Square qnd the possibly continiuing to North Cambridge or Arlington Heights via Massachusetts Avenue


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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, May 4, 2020 1:03 PM

Nice pictures!  I don't know what I like better, the trolleys or that cool-lookin' old steamroller!  

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, May 4, 2020 7:31 PM

I don't claim to be an expert, but I don't remember ever seeing roof mounted destination boards like those on that center entrance car before.  Were they unique to a Boston line?

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Posted by rcdrye on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:23 AM

The WATERTOWN sign is a roll sign in a sign box, operated by a crank above the motorman's head.  Unlike some other roll sign boxes, Boston's had to be threaded over an extra set of rollers to keep the roll next to the glass.  The boxes were also found on type 2s, 3s and 4s.  Some older Boston cars did have sockets for roof mounted destination boards.

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:21 AM

Many, if not all, of Baltimore's Brill Semi-Convertables also had roof end destinatin signs:



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