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When Atlantic Avenue had an el
By adamg on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 11:40am
Some photos from the good ol' days, back when there was a direct rail link between South and North stations.
Fans of absurd disasters, of course, recall that the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 took out part of the el on Commercial Street.
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The coffee shop building at
The coffee shop building at the corner of Harrison and Beach is one storey because the el used to pass over it while making a turn.
Here's a picture of that, on one of the days the el wasn't running so smoothly:
Here's the worst el derailment I knew of....
... in Chiacago 1977 --
I always felt queasy riding in this section ever after (didn't have to do it too often, luckily).
For those who might be interested
this is the link to the NTSB report on the 1977 CTA crash:
amazing!! really cool, never
amazing!! really cool, never knew this about boston