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Boston region traction/transit discussion group. This list is for discussion of the historical aspects of MBTA and its predecessors--MTA, Boston Elevated, Eastern Mass., Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn, etc. Included are discussions of the various classes of streetcars, changes in modal operation, the Red, Orange and Blue heavy rail lines, the trackless trolley network, planning policy, employee and observer remembrances, much more. Also included: New Haven, Boston & Maine and Boston & Albany commuter rail services, traction in other Massachusetts cities such as Worcester, Springfield, New Bedford and Lowell. Discussion of traction in Providence and southern New Hampshire is also acceptable.

(Not included: Complaints about current MBTA service. Go to mbta@yahoogroups.com for discussion on MBTA service.)

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HOME PAGE PICTURE (07-12) GREEN LINE: A pair of Picture Window PCCs approaches Riverside Yard on the Highland Branch in February 1968. This class of PCCs helped open the Riverside Line in 1959, which was converted from a Boston and Albany commuter rail branch and was the last major new streetcar line built in the United States until the San Diego Trolley opened 22 years later. Ed Davis Sr. photo/NYCSubway

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