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Forest Hills MBTA station 1980’s

Before Boston’s MBTA Orange Line went into the trench in 1987 it was (arguably) a beautiful elevated trainline. Forest Hills station would become my “ground zero”. Here are some pics from the late 70’s/ early 80’s, but looking very similar to the Forest Hills I knew going to school in 1986-1987…


West elevation Forest Hills station – looking East across site of former New Haven Railroad station.

View underneath Forest Hill station along the surface platform looking North.


View of upper level platform at Forest Hills station – looking North.
Interior view Forest Hills station showing the intermediate level stair platform which is suspended from the main structure.


View of concrete covered portion of elevated Mainline Structure (Section F-6) – looking Northeast along Washington Street at intersection of Arborway. Arborway overpass crosses overhead at left. In the background is the start of Section F-5. Arborway yard is at the center in the background.


View of elevated Mainline structure – looking North – along Washington Street at juncture of Section F-5 and Section F-6 (the concrete enclosed portion of structure). Remaining stub of the former incline that led down to the Arborway storage yards is at the right.

*All pics and descriptions taken from here.



Boston’s Elevated Orange Line (R.I.P. 1987)

Some pics that bring me back.. Boston’s elevated Orange Line.

Orange Line - Forest HillsMBTA Orange Line at Forest Hills Station (my old home base)

Orange Line - Green St.Inbound train at Green St., looking south

Orange Line - Green StGreen St., looking inbound

Orange Line - EglestonEgleston Station, my stop for school

Orange Line - CharlesGoin over the Mystic River

Orange Line - South EndIn the South End. You can see the sign for St Vincent de Paul in the background.

Orange Line - RoxburyElevated Orange Line in Roxbury. Check out Skippy Whites, best spot for vinyl back in the day.

Orange Line - Forest HillsPulling out of Forest Hills Station, looking from the bus yard.

Orange Line - R.I.P.The elevated Orange Line tracks (R.I.P.) being removed, looking north from Forest Hills.

The above pics are taken from NYCsubway.org. Those are just some of my favorite pics, mainly because they are of my old stomping ground. Check out more old school MBTA flics on their website.

Dudley

Coz- CashCoz getting up in 1986 (est). Mass, Tale, and Spell tags also up. (* above 2 pics stolen from the web, forgot where)

1979 MBTA map
the old train route, 1979 MBTA map


The actual ride, Forest Hills to Dudley


part 2 of the ride


..and don’t forget their appearance at the end of the St. Elsewhere tv show’s intro.



Red Simplescape on Boston’s MBTA Tracks, 1995
September 5, 2008, 3:54 am
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On Boston’s MBTA tracks, 1995.




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