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When Boston Rode The El

Author : Frank Cheney
ISBN : 9781439627419
Genre : Transportation
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The Boston Elevated Railway broke ground in 1899 for a new transit service that opened in 1901, providing a seven-mile elevated railway that connected Dudley Street Station in Roxbury and Sullivan Square Station in Charlestown, two huge multilevel terminals. When the EL, as it was popularly known, opened for service, it provided an unencumbered route high above the surging traffic of Boston, until it went underground through the city. The new trains of the EL were elegant coaches of African mahogany, bronze hardware, plush upholstered seats, plate glass windows, and exteriors of aurora red with silver gilt striping and slate grey roofs. They stopped at ten equally distinguished train stations, designed by the noted architect Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow. All of this elegance, let alone convenience, could be had for the price of a five-cent ticket. The popularity of the EL was instantaneous. The railway continued to provide transportation service high above Boston’s streets until 1987, when it was unfortunately ended after 86 years of elevated operation. Today, the squealing wheels of the Elevated trains, the rocking coaches, the fascinating views, and the fanciful copper-roofed stations of the line are a missing part of the character of Boston, when one could ride high above the city for a nickel.
Category: Transportation

Boston S Orange Line

Author : Andrew Elder and Jeremy C. Fox
ISBN : 9781467120470
Genre : HISTORY
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The story of the Orange Line is the story of Boston: always in flux but trailed by its long history. Since 1901, this rail line s configuration has evolved in response to changes in the city, society, and technology. Hazardous sections have been eliminated, ownership has transitioned from private to public, and the line has been rerouted to serve growing suburbs and to use land cleared for the failed Inner Belt. Both its northern terminus, which shifted from Everett to Malden, and the southern route, realigned from Washington Street to the Southwest Corridor, have seen dramatic transformations that have in turn changed riders lives. Today, the line s 10 miles of track curve through many Greater Boston communities, serving thousands along the way."
Category: HISTORY

Boston S Blue Line

Author : Frank Cheney
ISBN : 0738535761
Genre : History
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Boston's rapid-transit Blue Line covers a distance of 5.94 miles, a twenty-three-minute commute that begins at Bowdoin station in downtown Boston, travels under the harbor, passes Revere Beach, and stops at Wonderland. Today's commuters might be surprised to learn that the line they are riding was once operated by trolley cars and narrow-gauge steam-powered commuter trains, for it was not until 1904 that the East Boston Tunnel under the harbor was completed. By 1917, the number of people riding the Blue Line had climbed to twenty-five thousand a day. Although significant advances had been made to accommodate high-volume commuter traffic, rush-hour congestion at downtown stations remained a problem. In the 1920s, with ridership exceeding forty-two thousand people a day, the Boston Elevated Railway and the Boston Transit Commission agreed to convert the tunnel to a rapid-transit operation with a transfer station at Maverick Square. Further expansion occurred in the 1950s, when the Blue Line was extended to Orient Heights, Suffolk Downs, and Revere Beach.
Category: History

The Theatres Of Boston

Author : Donald C. King
ISBN : UOM:39015060866160
Genre : History
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"The history of Boston theaters is covered in this work. The book begins with a discussion of theater's rough beginnings. By 1841, more than 15 theater houses were all established and the Columbian Museum was offering "live entertainments." Information is
Category: History

Safety On The El

Author : Boston Elevated Railway Company
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041436275
Genre : Railroad accidents
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Category: Railroad accidents

The El Dorado Trail

Author : Ferol Egan
ISBN : UOM:39015027788986
Genre : California
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Category: California

The Boston Globe Index

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ISBN : UVA:X004457989
Genre : Boston (Mass.)
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Category: Boston (Mass.)

Seashore Trolley Museum

Author : New England Electric Railway Historical Society
ISBN : UOM:39015035375214
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Boston Museum Bulletin

Author : Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026910799
Genre : Art
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Bibliotheca Americana

Author : Joseph Sabin
ISBN : PRNC:32101043492881
Genre : America
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Category: America

Boston Miscellany

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ISBN : IOWA:31858055202182
Genre : Fashion
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Saga Of Rancho El Tej N

Author : Frank F. Latta
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035996938
Genre : Rancho El Tejón, Calif
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