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Waiting for the trolley in old Boston

Trolley station in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

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I am going to agree with the sign above the guy on the right and say Washington St Dorchester.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fields_Corner_trolley_at_Andrew_Squar...

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Fields Corner?
Or possibly Andrew Station?

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Sullivan?

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The station was where the bus yard is now - here's a picture of the curve from an incoming northbound train at Sullivan:
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Looks like The old Ashmont or Fields Corner

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Just a guess.

Suldog

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Very much like how Andrew Square looks.

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Minus the bird poop of course? It was like a layer of crap before the remodel!

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during his ... well, you know.

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Look how clean the floors are! And how civilized the riders look! No socially unacceptable behavior going on in this photo.

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I personally find the fellow with his arms crossed in front of his waist to be highly suspect.

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Building is still there, just sealed off from public

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but the in and out arches are much further apart in this picture than on Newbury St.

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I am going to guess 10:37 am.

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n/t

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I’ve only been there a couple of times and it was decades ago, but I recall it looking like that. Thinking of the connecting point to Mattapan High Speed trolley (which I love-hope it stays in service). I must ride on it again sometime before it disappears.

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- Amazingly, you can still reach the same destinations by bus in 2019!

- The opening of this station in 1918 resulted in the long-term abandonment of the middle level of Broadway Station after October 1919.

- Most, but not all, of the streetcar lines the folks in the photograph are waiting upon were operated with trackless trolleys during the 1948-1962 period.

- One of the several current MBTA bus routes which operate before 5:00AM passes through this station at 4:02AM and 4:32AM, daily.

- All MBTA buses which currently pass through this station now do so in the OPPOSITE direction of traffic, as shown above.

- This station was extensively modernized during the 1990-1994 time period.

- Today there is a well-executed carving of a Type Four streetcar near the primary station entrance.

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Those were some great hints!

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Thanks for playing, folks! Those of you who guessed Andrew Station are correct. The photo was taken in May of 1924

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