"Dirty Old Boston"

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It's amazing (to me) how prevalent rail and trolley service was in Boston and the distant suburbs. I've seen pictures of small towns with trolley service as the primary means of transportation before the automobile took center stage.
 

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It's amazing (to me) how prevalent rail and trolley service was in Boston and the distant suburbs. I've seen pictures of small towns with trolley service as the primary means of transportation before the automobile took center stage.
It really is - at the peak in 1918, there were about 3,000 miles of streetcars and about an equal mileage of railroads. Here's a snippet of a map I've been working on of the streetcar lines:

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