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The Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway (Eastern Mass) was a streetcar and later bus company in eastern Massachusetts, serving most suburbs of Boston. Much of its routes are now run by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... The Bus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburban redirects here. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ...

BERy connection points

The Eastern Mass connected to the Boston Elevated Railway (BERy) system at many points; through service continued along BERy trackage at some. By 1925, streetcars were gone from most downtown streets. ...

  • Neponset
  • Milton Lower Mills
  • Mattapan
  • Forest Hills - the Hyde Park division was sold to the BERy ca. 1930, unifying routes across Forest Hills but creating other connection points.
  • Arlington Center
  • West Medford
  • Middlesex Fells
  • Malden Center
  • Charlestown
  • Chelsea - the Chelsea division was sold to the BERy in 1936, unifying routes across Charlestown and Chelsea but creating other connection points.
  • Suffolk Downs
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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (official site (http://www.mbta.com/))
Red Line Alewife - Ashmont / Braintree ---- Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line: Ashmont - Mattapan
Green Line Lechmere - Boston College ("B") / Cleveland Circle ("C") / Riverside ("D") / Heath Street ("E") ---- Watertown ("A")
Orange Line Oak Grove - Forest Hills ---- Charlestown Elevated - Atlantic Avenue Elevated - Washington Street Elevated
Blue Line Wonderland - Bowdoin
Buses Silver Line: Dudley - Downtown Crossing; South Station - various points ---- List - Crosstown buses - Former streetcars - Trackless trolleys - Key routes - East Boston area - South Boston - Urban Ring
Commuter Rail Greenbush - Plymouth/Kingston - Middleborough/Lakeville - Fairmount - Attleborough/Stoughton - Franklin - Needham - Framingham/Worcester - Fitchburg - Lowell - Haverhill/Reading - Newburyport/Rockport
Miscellaneous Accessibility - Boat service
Predecessors Boston Elevated Railway - Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway - Middlesex and Boston Street Railway

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John A. Fisher, president of the Nashua Street Railway, was notified on Jan. 1, 1918 that the 1900 lease would not be adopted by the new controllers of the Bay State Street Railway and that the property would be surrendered to its stockholders as of February 1.
A man of many years experience in the traction industry, Holst effectively became general manager of the Nashua Street Railway and was named to its board of directors in 1920, serving in the former post until late 1930 and as a director until the railway went out of business.
For the remainder of the year the Nashua Street Railway ran its cars between Nashua and the state line where connections were made with Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway trolleys to and from Lowell.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority: Information From Answers.com (2559 words)
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts, USA area.
This was the first elevated railway and the first rapid transit line in Boston, still coming three years before the first underground line of the New York City Subway (but long after the first elevated railway in New York).
The outer routes to the north and south were bought from the Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway in 1968, and the west suburban routes in 1972 from the Middlesex and Boston Street Railway (note: both of these companies had long since ceased running any streetcar service).
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