THE GS TRAM SITE

BOSTON

MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES

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5 Dec. 1946

The Boston system the day before the elimination of streetcar line 89 (Clarendon Hill - Sullivan).




UNITED STATES

BOSTON

CHICAGO

CINCINNATI

DENVER

LOS ANGELES

MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL

NEW YORK

NORTHERN NEW JERSEY

PHILADELPHIA

PHOENIX

PORTLAND

SACRAMENTO

SALT LAKE CITY

SAN DIEGO

SAN FRANCISCO

SAN JOSÉ

SEATTLE

SEATTLE - TACOMA

WASHINGTON


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Boston tram map - 1946

ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAP

Bw Bowdoin MA Massachusetts Av.
GH Grove Hall PS Park Station
HA Humboldt Av. TSS Tremont Street subway
HB Harvard Bridge UC Uphams Corner
Hm Haymarket WIP Wood Island Park
LS Lexington St. WS Warren St.


I created the above map by overlaying an OpenStreetMap (OSM) map with my own data. Copyright on the OSM map is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM map used as a template for this map corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.


ROUTES


Operator: Boston Elevated Railway

STREETCAR ROUTES

    7 South Station - Summer St. - City Point
    9 North Station - Tremont Street subway - Broadway - City Point
  10 Dudley - Southampton St. - City Point
  15 Dudley - Dudley St. - Uphams Corner
  16 Andrew - Boston St. - Columbia Rd. - Franklin Park
  17 Andrew - Boston St. - Bowdoin St. - Fields Corner
  19 Dudley - Warren St. - Fields Corner
  20 Fields Corner - Neponset
  22 Dudley - Warren St. - Blue Hill Av. - Talbot Av. - Ashmont
  23 Dudley - Warren St. - Dorchester - Ashmont
  28 Ashmont - Mattapan
  29 Egleston - Seaver St. - Blue Hill Av. - Mattapan
  30 Mattapan - Cummins Hwy. - Roslindale
  30A Mattapan - Cummins Hwy. - Hyde Park Ave. - Arborway Station
  32 Arborway Station - Hyde Park Ave. - Hyde Park, Cleary Square
  34 Arborway Station - Washington St. - Dedham Line
  36 Arborway Station - Washington St. - Roslindale - Charles River Loop
  39 Park St. Station - Tremont Street subway - Boylston St. subway - Huntington Av. - South St. - Arborway Station
  40 Egleston - Washington St. - Arborway Station
  41 Dudley - Jamaica Plain
  42 Dudley - Washington St. - Egleston
  43 North Station - Tremont Street subway - Columbus Av. – Egleston
  44 Dudley - Humboldt Av. - Seaver St.
  45 Dudley - Dudley St. - Blue Hill Av. - Grove Hall
  47 Dudley - Massachusetts Av. - Massachusetts Stn.
  57 North Station - Tremont Street subway - Boylston St. subway - Huntington Av. - Heath St.
  61 Lechmere – North Station - Tremont Street subway - Boylston St. subway - Beacon St. - Cleveland Circle
  62 Lechmere – North Station - Tremont Street subway - Boylston St. subway - Commonwealth Av. - Boston College
  69 Park St. Station - Tremont Street subway - Boylston St. subway - Commonwealth Av. - Washington St. - Watertown Sq.
  70 Central Sq. - Western Av. - Arsenal St. - Watertown Sq.
  71 Harvard Stn. - Mt. Auburn St. - Watertown Sq.
  73 Harvard Stn. - Mt. Auburn St. - Belmont St. - Waverley
  76 Harvard Stn. - Massachusetts Av. - Harvard Bridge - Massachusetts Stn.
  79 Harvard Stn. - Massachusetts Av. - Arlington - Arlington Heights
  82 Harvard Stn. - Massachusetts Av. - North Cambridge
  89 Sullivan Sq. - Broadway - Clarendon Hill
  92 Haymarket - North Stn. - Main St. - Sullivan Sq
  93 Haymarket - North Stn. - Bunker Hill St. - Sullivan Sq
100 Sullivan Sq. - Wellington Bridge - Fellsway - Elm Street
101 Sullivan Sq. - Broadway - Main St. - Medford - Salem St.
114 Maverick - Meridian St. Bridge
115 Maverick - Bennington St. - Gladstone St.
116 Maverick - Bennington St. - Broadway - Revere St. - Revere Beach
117 Maverick - Bennington St. - Broadway - Beach St. - Revere Beach
118 Maverick - Bennington St. - Revere Beach
121 Maverick - Lexington St. - Wood Island Park
122 Maverick - Jeffries Pt.

SUBWAY ROUTES

  1 Harvard Station - Central Sq. - Kendall - Park St. Station - South Stn. - Columbia - Ashmont
  2 Everett - Sullivan Sq. - North Station - Dover - Egleston - Forest Hills
  3 Bowdoin - Atlantic Av. - Maverick

Note that the above numeric route designations are of an indicative nature only, and were not used by the operating company at the time.



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcar lines: ? km.
  • Subway lines: ? km.


HISTORY

  • Streetcars: (horse-powered) 26 March 1856 - ca. 1900; (electric) 1 Jan. 1889 - today.
  • Subway: 1 Sept. 1897 - today.

GAUGE

  • Streetcars: 1435 mm.
  • Subway): 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Seashore Trolley Museum, in Kennebunkport (Maine), just NE of Boston, owns and operates historic Boston-area streetcars and subway vehicles, as well as many other vintage public transportation vehicles from around the world.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Buckley, R. "No tea party in Boston" Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2012 (75: 900), p.459-461.
  • Demery, L.W. "US transit funding - Part 6: Elsewhere in the USA (East Coast) [Boston]" Modern Tramway & Light Rail Transit, July 1990 (53: 631), p. 219-222.
  • Kyper, F. "Tramways in Boston today - Part 1" Modern Tramway & Light Railway Review, Jan. 1968 (31: 361), p.11-16.
  • Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). System Route Map. 1956.
  • Pence, H. "Blizzard buries Boston" Tramways & Urban Transit, June 2015 (78: 930), p.226-230.
  • Simons, V. "Systems Factfile No.99: Boston, USA", Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2015 (78: 936), p.488-492.
  • Taplin, M.R. Tramways of North America, including rapid transit [Tramway Handbooks No.4] Hassocks (West Sussex, England): Light Rail Transit Association, 1981.

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Also, thanks to Jean Liou in France for information obtained through personal communication.

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