Wednesday, April 29, 2009


This image was taken in the early 1970's at the Orient Heights subway station in East Boston, MA. The train shown went into service in 1924 and featured bare light bulbs and wooden slat seats. I remember them very well before they were replaced by new cars in 1979 that seemed so space-age and now seems so decrepit that they are themselves on the way out.

These trains are gone; the station is mostly replaced as is the bridge in the background. Still reminds me of home (this was my "home" subway station growing up).

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