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By Frank Cheney

whilst the Boston increased Railway corporation broke flooring for the Cambridge Subway in could 1909, its purpose was once to supply the towns of Boston and Cambridge with the best and most productive rapid-transit process of the time. different towns, akin to big apple and Philadelphia, paid shut realization, adopting a few of the Cambridge Subway's innovative layout positive aspects. The subway turned often called the crimson Line and at last prolonged from Cambridge around the Charles River via Boston, serving Dorchester, Braintree, and Mattapan.

Boston's pink Line: Bridging the Charles from Alewife to Braintree information one among Boston's oldest and busiest subway traces. This nostalgic selection of classic images files the line's building and its engineers and leaders, comparable to Maj. Gen. William A. Bancroft, mayor of Cambridge and president of the Boston increased Railway corporation. In those pages, watch as crews holiday flooring in Harvard and Andrew Squares and spot the 1929 trolleys that changed Mattapan's commuter teach carrier. via fascinating, historical images, Boston's purple Line: Bridging the Charles from Alewife to Braintree tells the interesting tale of the way the pink City's subway turned the fashionable pink Line, taking passengers underneath the streets of Boston to landmarks resembling Harvard sq., Massachusetts basic sanatorium, old Park highway, and the Longfellow Bridge.

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