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Encyclopedia > Atlantic Avenue Elevated
The Atlantic Avenue Elevated outside South Station
The Atlantic Avenue Elevated outside South Station
Map of the Atlantic Avenue Elevated (at right) and related lines
Map of the Atlantic Avenue Elevated (at right) and related lines

The Atlantic Avenue Elevated was an elevated railway around the east side of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, providing a second route for the Boston Elevated Railway's Main Line (now the Orange Line) around the Washington Street Tunnel. It was in use from 1901 to 1938, and was demolished due to low ridership.[1] Image File history File links Bostons South Station, from [1], early 1900s. ... Image File history File links Bostons South Station, from [1], early 1900s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 447 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1211 × 1624 pixel, file size: 521 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Main Line Elevated in Boston, on a 1946 public domain USGS topo from [1]. File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 447 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1211 × 1624 pixel, file size: 521 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Main Line Elevated in Boston, on a 1946 public domain USGS topo from [1]. File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it... Subway redirects here; for the restaurant named Subway, see Subway (restaurant). ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... By 1925, streetcars were gone from most downtown streets. ... Outbound Train at North Station The old Main Line Elevated and related lines The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... The Washington Street Tunnel is a subway tunnel in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


When the Atlantic Avenue El first opened, shortly after the Main Line in 1901, the Main Line went through the Tremont Street Subway (now the Green Line), changing between elevated and subway at the Pleasant Street Incline and the Causeway Street Incline. Where the original Washington Street Elevated (the south part of the Main Line) turned west from Washington Street onto Castle Street (now Herald Street), it had a full three-way junction (Tower D) with the Atlantic Avenue El, which began by heading east between Motte Street (also now part of Herald Street) and the New Haven Railroad tracks. Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Tremont Street subway in Boston is the oldest subway in North America. ... Two trains at Park Street. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway—usually in an urban area—with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... The Pleasant Street Incline or Pleasant Street Portal was the southern access point for the Tremont Street Subway in Boston, Massachusetts, which later became part of the Green Line (but not until after the incline was closed). ... Looking north up the incline in 1929. ... The Washington Street Elevated was an elevated segment of Bostons Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority subway system, comprising the southern stretch of the Orange Line (named after the original name for a section of Washington St, Orange St. ... Washington Street is a street in Boston, Massachusetts and its extension southwest to the Massachusetts/Rhode Island border. ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark: NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ...


The El turned north after a block onto Harrison Avenue, continuing to Beach Street, where it turned east for its first station, Beach Street, on the block just east of Harrison Street. The El turned north on Atlantic Avenue, with its second station, South Station, located just north of East Street, with transfers to the Cambridge-Dorchester Tunnel (now the Red Line) and the South Station intercity and commuter terminal. Next was Rowes Wharf at Broad Street and High Street, with a transfer to the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad via a ferry from Rowe's Wharf to East Boston. Atlantic Avenue is a street in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, USA, partly serving as a frontage road for the underground Central Artery (I-93) and partly running along the Boston Harbor. ... Red Line train of #1 Red Line stock crossing the Charles River on the Longfellow Bridge, towards Boston View of Boston from the Red Line The Red Line is a rapid transit line operated by the MBTA running roughly north-south through Boston, Massachusetts into neighboring communities. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 2-4-4 Mason Bogie locomotive #6 as built in 1886. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... Rowes Wharf is a modern development situated in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... East Boston is a gritty blue-collar neighborhood that is separated from the rest of the city of Boston by Boston Harbor and bordered by Winthrop, Revere, and the Chelsea Creek. ...


Continuing along Atlantic Avenue, the next station, at State Street, was named State Street and had a transfer to the East Boston Tunnel (now the Blue Line). After merging with Commercial Street, Battery Street Station, just north of Battery Street, provided access to Boston's North End. Just south of Battery Street, on the east side, was the Boston Elevated Railway's Lincoln Wharf Power Station. At Keany Square, the Atlantic Avenue Elevated ended at the Charlestown Elevated, the north part of the Main Line, at a full three-way junction (Tower C), with the Charlestown El heading west on Causeway Street and north over the Charlestown Bridge. A Blue Line train at the recently rebuilt Logan Airport station. ... Image of the North End, Boston neighborhood. ... By 1925, streetcars were gone from most downtown streets. ... The Charlestown Elevated was a former link of Bostons Orange Line rapid transit line that ran from a portal at North Station, near the old Boston Garden, to the city of Everett, Massachusetts. ...


In 1908, the Washington Street Tunnel opened, rerouting the Main Line. As a consequence, the southern junction (Tower D) was reconfigured, with the Main Line heading north from it on the east side of Washington Street to the incline into the tunnel. 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Washington Street Tunnel is a subway tunnel in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... Washington Street is a street in Boston, Massachusetts and its extension southwest to the Massachusetts/Rhode Island border. ...


Service patterns included through service over the Main Line and additional Washington Street Elevated service looping via the tunnel one way and the El the other way. The El south of South Station was closed at some point following a fatal wreck at Harrison and Beach in July 1928, and all service became a shuttle between there and North Station on the Charlestown Elevated. The rest of the line was closed October 1, 1938, and torn down in the early 1940s for scrap metal for World War II. The Washington Street Elevated was an elevated segment of Bostons Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority subway system, comprising the southern stretch of the Orange Line (named after the original name for a section of Washington St, Orange St. ... Look up Shuttle in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... The Charlestown Elevated was a former link of Bostons Orange Line rapid transit line that ran from a portal at North Station, near the old Boston Garden, to the city of Everett, Massachusetts. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Categories: Stub | Waste ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


In 1919, the Boston molasses disaster resulted in damage to the El in the area north of Battery Street. Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Aftermath of the disaster The Boston Molasses Disaster, also known as the Great Molasses Flood or The Great Boston Molasses Tragedy, occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. ...


The Union Freight Railroad ran underneath the El on Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street, carrying freight between the lines terminating in North Station and South Station. The Union Freight Railroad was a freight-only railroad connecting the railroads coming into the north and south sides of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... Atlantic Avenue is a street in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, USA, partly serving as a frontage road for the underground Central Artery (I-93) and partly running along the Boston Harbor. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


References

  1. ^ http://world.nycsubway.org/us/boston/orange.html
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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Red Line AlewifeAshmont / Braintree ––– Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line: AshmontMattapan
Green Line LechmereBoston College ("B") / Cleveland Circle ("C") / Riverside ("D") / Arborway (Heath Street) ("E") ––– Watertown ("A")
Orange Line Oak GroveForest Hills ––– Charlestown ElevatedAtlantic Avenue ElevatedWashington Street Elevated
Blue Line WonderlandBowdoin
Silver Line Dudley SquareDowntown Crossing; South Station – various points
Buses List - Crosstown Buses - Former Streetcars - Trackless Trolleys - Key Routes - East Boston Area - South Boston
Commuter Rail GreenbushOld Colony Lines (MBTA) FairmountProvidence/Stoughton LineFranklinNeedhamFramingham/WorcesterFitchburgLowellHaverhill/ReadingNewburyport/Rockport - North-South Rail Link
Miscellaneous AccessibilityBoat serviceCharlieCardNomenclature - List of subway stations
Predecessors Boston Elevated RailwayEastern Massachusetts Street RailwayMiddlesex and Boston Street Railway

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