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by bigbronco85
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Danvers MA rails about to be pulled
Replies: 39
Views: 10225

Re: Danvers MA rails about to be pulled

Great video!
by bigbronco85
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Saugus Branch (RIP) -> Bike to the Sea/Northern Strand Trail
Replies: 19
Views: 3915

Re: Saugus Branch (RIP) -> Bike to the Sea/Northern Strand T

I grew up seeing the train come by my neighborhood, and even hopped on the back of it with friends like an idiot, riding it from Linden toward the square's direction. I was shocked seeing how quickly the right of way went down the tubes. Malden is up there when you're talking about corrupt and poorl...
by bigbronco85
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Boston & Maine/Maine Central
Topic: Woburn Loop Remains
Replies: 21
Views: 7954

Re: Woburn Loop Remains

After browsing the website Historic Aerials, (http://www.historicaerials.com/) it's apparent that before 128 was widened in the late 50s/early 60s, the Route 38 Rotary was a smaller cloverleaf, and Route 38 itself only used one bridge to pass under 128, and that is basically the east side bridge on ...
by bigbronco85
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Billerica yard. Asbestos?
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

Re: Billerica yard. Asbestos?

Those Budd cars even have vinyl asbestos composition floor tiles in them. :wink:
by bigbronco85
Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: What is this? Federal owned ROW in metrowest Mass
Replies: 16
Views: 2713

Re: What is this? Federal owned ROW in metrowest Mass

I walked this area in the past, while the trackage is gone, you can still see the places where it traveled. Each bunker has a platform out front that appears to be a small loading dock from a railcar. The bunkers are pretty cool to see by themselves. The place is largely overgrown with pine forests....
by bigbronco85
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Which Station Was at Charles Ro in Malden MA?
Replies: 21
Views: 4278

Re: Which Station Was at Charles Ro in Malden MA?

T'was on Maplewood St. of course... :-)

Too bad our failure of a mayor ordered it razed!
by bigbronco85
Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: MBTA in other media (ex-MBTA in the movies)
Replies: 183
Views: 43889

Re: MBTA in other media (ex-MBTA in the movies)

Red Line in this clip at about 4:48, but I wouldn't watch all of this long clip if you plan on watching the movie on DVD or Netflix, there may be spoilers. This film is so much better when you watch it for the first time without knowing anything that happens. I'll leave out the Turbo Train as well ...
by bigbronco85
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: MBTA in other media (ex-MBTA in the movies)
Replies: 183
Views: 43889

Re: MBTA in other media (ex-MBTA in the movies)

A few random clips... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W68zZ0eC2lk St Elsewhere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j41_sCAuQiE Spenser Red Line in this clip at about 4:48, but I wouldn't watch all of this long clip if you plan on watching the movie on DVD or Netflix, there may be spoilers. This film is so...
by bigbronco85
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: MBTA in other media (ex-MBTA in the movies)
Replies: 183
Views: 43889

Re: The Thomas Crown Affair

It's great being able to look into the past with old films like this and see what the area was like such a relatively short but also long time ago. I like the Thomas Crown Affair, but The Friends of Eddie Coyle has to be my favorite movie ever. It's totally realistic and gritty. It was finally relea...
by bigbronco85
Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Salem Action Alert
Replies: 1827
Views: 403863

Re: Salem Action Alert

Last night there was some sort of big yellow work train idling on the branch for a while next to the parking lot for the CR station, I didn't get a good look at it and don't know how long it was there...
by bigbronco85
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Adams Square
Replies: 77
Views: 10891

Re: Where is this?! Court St. Remains?

I'm certain that these pictures are his own. The picture that shows the end of the tunnel with the stairs leading to a door has comments from the photog saying he took these shots on a work assignment, which is also how he got down there. Unless it was superimposed, copied, or otherwise played with...
by bigbronco85
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Blue Line 0600 Tracker (Hawker-Siddeley) RETIRED
Replies: 287
Views: 28965

Re: Blue Line 0600 Tracker (Hawker-Siddeley) RETIRED

Why would it have been towed from Orient Heights to Wonderland?
by bigbronco85
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Blue Line 0600 Tracker (Hawker-Siddeley) RETIRED
Replies: 287
Views: 28965

Re: Blue Line car on flatbed truck

It was one of the older 0600 cars, it didn't appear to have any trucks on it either.
by bigbronco85
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Adams Square
Replies: 77
Views: 10891

Re: Where is this?! Court St. Remains?

Years ago I saw a special on the Discovery Channel where a guy went down into a tunnel near City Hall and the "old Scollay Square" to work as an exterminator for a rat problem, and the tunnel they were in looked EXACTLY like this, it even had the pile of dirt up against one side like that.
by bigbronco85
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Blue Line 0600 Tracker (Hawker-Siddeley) RETIRED
Replies: 287
Views: 28965

Blue Line car on flatbed truck

I was just in East Boston a while ago tonight, and when I was taking a left from Route 1A by the cross on the hill to go toward Orient Heights, on my left I see a Blue Line car on a flatbed, stopped in the middle of the road blocking the traffic while trying to turn onto 1A North, and the driver get...

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