• New Presentation on Boston Streetcars

  • Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.
Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

Moderators: CRail, sery2831

  by Gerry6309
 
A young man named Gil Propp has produced an Excellent video on Boston Streetcars. See it on http://www.bostonstreetcars.com
  by joshg1
 
If you haven't seen this yet, it's good, not amazing. The collection of old images is great. The best part was that it wasn't full of the car bad, bus bad line we hear from trolley fans. The historians (experts?) were honest about the drawbacks and poor condition of the old system.

But brownstones and boroughs are New York things, some editing with an older local won't go wrong.
  by 3rdrail
 
It would appear that the video was made by a youngster, so I think that we need to give credit where credit is due. Considering, he did a fine job. Yes, there are a lot of contradictions (street running), mistakes (Metropolitan Transportation Authority ?) and non-Boston expressions used. Is it similar to an O.T. Cummings piece ? No, but it's a superb job by one who will undoubtably get better as he matures.