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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, November 5, 2022 11:50 AM

You are all correct.  I meant Northeastern and haver corrected the posting.   Truth is, in the some total of 19-20 years spent in the Boston-Cambrtidge area, I never once was inside Northeastern U.  Inside Symphony Hall, not far away, maybe 1000 times.  But I did hear excellant organ recitals on the very beautiful Aeolian Skinner organ at Northwestern (Alice Millard Chapel?).  The firm that I worked for 1957-1971, including three years at the Downerrs Grove Office, had been the acoustical advisors, although I was not directly involved. 

Thanks for the important correction.

Other photo and information contributions, comments, and questions requested.

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, November 5, 2022 1:39 PM

An attempt in improvement of the two Commonweakth Avenue photos:

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Posted by Pauley on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 4:14 PM

Great picture.

The Cities Service sign in the background is in Kenmore Square, close to Fenway Park. The famous CITGO sign replaced it in 1965. 

Yikes. I remember when it changed!

(Wow. That's a Crosley station wagon!)

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 8:31 PM

Thanks!

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 8:28 PM

Two at the Broadway and Tremont  Subway Portal (the 2wnd opened, in 1897, now not used), both with the standee-weindioowe all]-electrics.  City Point is normal, bout Treemont St. to Eggleston was normally (in1951 Loop jmay have diverted a City Point car to fill-in a gap for Treemont Street.  3001-3025 were based at the Arborway, the standee-window at City Point.

 

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Posted by Pauley on Thursday, February 16, 2023 1:27 PM

Dave,

Do you happen to have any interior pictures of Egleston Station from the '50s? I spent quite a bit of time going through that station, but can hardly remember what it looked like.

Come to think of it, Dudley would be of interest as well.

Thanks. Keep those great pics coming. They are greatly appreciated.

Pauley

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, February 18, 2023 8:20 PM

I recommend you contact the Boston Street Railway Associationm www.bsra.org.  Do you have their Streetcar Lines of the Hub and Boston's MTA?  (Two books)

 

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Posted by Pauley on Saturday, February 18, 2023 9:03 PM

Thanks, Dave.

No, I do not have those books. I'll check them out.

 

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Posted by Pauley on Sunday, February 19, 2023 9:07 PM

Both books ordered. Thanks again, Dave.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, March 13, 2023 2:21 PM

1949-1950 Winter Sunday single-car operrtation on Beacon Street:

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Posted by Pauley on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 4:24 PM

Dave,

The books you recommended above are fantastic - stirred lots of memories. I'm pleasantly surprised at how many color photos exist from those years.

Thanks again. 

Pauley

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, March 17, 2023 9:21 AM

Photo9 just before the previous one, bothy neasr the St. Marys Street Portal on Beacon Stteet, now the "C" Line.  Electric streetcars rasn between here and Coiolidge Corner as part of North Americas third selectyric streetcar line , after Richmond  and Willksbarre, as p;azrt of the original Alston - downtown Boston Line. Coolidge Corner - Alston is now part of a bus line, but St. Marys -  Coolidge Corner is the earliest North American railway line today, and should have Landmark Status.

e Corner - Reservoir came later.  

 

 

between St. Marys Street and Coolidge Corner. Harvard Street, dates from 1889, Northy America's   The original line between St. Masrys St. and downtowen Boston was replaced by subwasy olperaztgion in sxrtagbes, starting withy the opening olf the Tremont Street subway in 1898.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, June 29, 2023 1:25 PM

June 1950 Fan-trip car on the long-abandoned passenger route service connection between Porter Square, Canbride, and Sullevin Square, Sommerville.pproachingvUnion Square. 

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 1:12 PM

3004 at the Broadway and Tremont Street Subway-Surfsace portals, now unused:  This was one of the initial 1940-1941 Pullman (Worcester) built PCCs, originally not MU, but having MU ade aroun 1950.

A later. 1944-1945 PCC at the same location

3180 on the Brighton - Newton - Watertown Line, westbound in Alston. also like  the Broadway to City Point and Tremont Street to Egleston lines, now bus, despite the srreetcars having had subway access to downtown.

 

3184, I think eastnound in Newton:

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, May 27, 2024 4:55 AM

City Point - Dudley Station (via Andrew Station, see earlier photo on this thread) was run with all-electric non-mu PCCs (MUed later) during non-rush-hours and Type-5s during rush hours. when nearly all 25 all-electrics were used in the Ciy Point - North Station (via Subway) service.  here is a 1945-built all-electric entering the street-level part of Dudley Station.

 Inbound to "Park Street via Subway" on the Riverside Line, the ex-Boston & Albany Highland Branch in winter. 

Joe Frank and Jack May corrected me: Actually on the Commonwealth Avenue Line. 

Commnwealth Avenue Line:

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, May 30, 2024 8:04 AM

1.  See correction on the previous posting,  Thanks and apologies.

2.  On the Beacon Street Line.  Being a trolley-car operator is not alway just a shear joy, and true in Jerusalem as in Boston.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, June 3, 2024 4:54 AM

Back to the Saint Mary Street Portal of  theBeaconb Street Line for a view of a PCC rear.

  

 

Approaching Andrew Station on a run to Dudley from City Point

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 6:01 AM

On Commonwealth Avenue, east of the intersection that is (was) the juntion between thev line to Watertown, the last line abandoned, and the heavy line to Lake Street - Boston College, looking west toward the intersection, which was often called Packards Corner, because of its Packard dealership. with a large display room, located there.  Since the roll-sign reads "Park Street via Subway," the PCC  is from Watertown.  The second editing is for those who wish not to be reminded of the USA's "Golden Calf" of the personal auto.  (See the discussion of what the Colorado Higheway Department did to nature's wonderful Castle Gate, discussed on another thread.) 

Since the car is signed "Liechemere via  Subway," it came from Boston College - Lake Street, va Commonwealth Avenue, not from Watertown via Newton Corner, Allston, and Brighton Avenue. 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, June 20, 2024 1:58 AM

Editinhg has improved some previous posts.

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