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Railway car (#137) at Boston and Middlesex Street Railway.

Railway car (#137) at Boston and Middlesex Street Railway.

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Title:
Railway car (#137) at Boston and Middlesex Street Railway.
Description:
Built by Jones in 1902. Length, 33 feet, seating capacity 33. Operated from Waltham to Park Street subway and tracks of Boston Elevated Railway. The newly-formed Middlesex and Boston Street Railway was created August 15, 1907 , but by 1910, Boston Suburban Electric Companies, a holding company, had bought the M&B. The M&B was taken over by the MBTA on July 5, 1972, after a financial dispute over subsidies stopped service on June 30. The routes taken over were renumbered by adding a 5 to the beginning and were renumbered in September 1982 and some in 1996. Picture taken at barn in Waltham. James Ferneau was murdered in a hold up on Oct. 4, 1925 at this Waltham barn. Four men were sentenced to death.
Date:
November 24, 1931
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Watertown Free Public Library
Collection (local):
Watertown Railroads
Subjects:
Electric railroads--Waltham--Massachusetts--Cars
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
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Identifier:
figure 166