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Photo of Charlestown el
Charlestown el

An inbound MBTA el train approaches City Square station in Charlestown, disrupting the local pigeons. Two-car trains were the norm on this line in off-peak hours, four cars at rush hour, as transit patronage then was far lower than it is on the relocated Orange Line now.

Photographed by Tom Nelligan, March, 1971.
Added to the photo archive by Tom Nelligan, September 1, 2017.
Railroad: MBTA.

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In 1975 I carried the Grand Union of the First NH Regiment in the Bunker Hill Parade (Bicentennial) Instead of a 3x5 ft flag, we had a 5x8. I remember that when we came to the Charlestown El, the flag was so high it hit the under structure of the El and I had to tip it forward to pass under.

Posted by Steven Hall on 2017-09-01 13:46:49


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