The Blue Line's little known extension to Taunton

Part of an old MBTA Blue Line car in downtown Taunton

For more than five years, what looks like half of a Blue Line car has sat on a small vacant lot at 14 Weir St. in downtown Taunton. Its owner, a local landlord, had once hoped to turn the cast off MBTA replica into a diner of the sort that used to line the streets of the one-time silversmithing hub.

But now the lot is up for sale - recently reduced to $189,000. It's being marketed not as a convenient way into Boston but as a potential parking lot with room for ten spaces.

No word if the welcoming croc would be part of the sale:

Crocodile in old Blue Line car

H/t Travel New England for alerting us to this marvel.

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If you love this photo you would love the first chapter of the book "Subwayland" by Randy Kennedy. About the New York City subways, the first chapter is about people who collect or create replicas of all things subway-related, including a man who built a replica of a New York City subway car in his apartment, and another who make a replica of a 1000-piece subway station mosaic, using torn construction paper. The book has been around for a long time, but still as compelling as ever.