MBTA or The "T"

MBTA Boston Subway Information
MBTA Subway Information, Tools & History

 

Passenger Tools

MBTA Station and Attractions Cross Reference 
MBTA & Other Maps 
Blue Line Locations with Maps 
Green Line Locations with Maps 
Orange Line Locations with Maps 
Red Line Locations with Maps 
Charlestown Ferry (Route F4) 

Folklore

Subway Song, 1905 
Charlie Card Origin 

Stage Coach & Omnibus Lines

Dorchester Omnibus Lines 
South Boston Omnibus Lines 
Cambridge Omnibuses 

Horse & Street Railways

Cambridge Railroad 
Highland Street Railway 
Bond Coupons 

Image Galleries

Green Line, Built 1897 
Orange Line, Built 1901 
Orange Line Elevated Photos 
Blue Line, Built 1904 

Tickets & Transfers

Bond Coupons 
Tickets, Pupil's 
Tickets, Local Fare, 1930s 
Transfers, West End Street Railway, 1890s 
Transfers, Orange Line Stations, 1930s 
Transfers, Red Line Stations, 1930s 

Boston, Revere Beach, & Lynn Railroad

BRB&L History 1872-1921 
Postcards, Boston 
Postcards, Winthrop 
Postcards, 1920 Blizzard 
Postcards, Revere Beach 
Postcards, Revere Beach Amusements 

MBTA Disasters

Boston Disasters Page 

Scholarly Research

Billerica & Bedford Railroad (2-foot Narrow Gauge)   
Boston Elevated Railway Origin 
Meigs Elevated Railway 
Middlesex Canal 
Donald McKay Biography 
Donald McKay Shipyard 

MBTA Cities & Towns Served

Quincy 
Weymouth 

Safety First!

 

Boston Transit History

XX/XX/1852 - Dorchester & Roxbury Street Railway Incorporated 
05/23/1853 - Metropolitan Railroad Incorporated 
XX/XX/1853 - Cambridge Railroad Incorporated 
04/29/1854 - Boston & Chelsea Railroad Incorporated 
04/29/1854 - Broadway Railroad Incorporated 
04/29/1854 - Middlesex Railroad Incorporated 
12/04/1854 - Cambridge Railroad Obtains Cambridge Street Track Permit 
XX/XX/1855 - Union Railway Incorporated, Leases Cambridge Railroad Tracks 
05/21/1856 - Cambridge Railroad Opens 
09/17/1856 - Metropolitan Railroad Opens 
12/27/1856 - Broadway Railroad Opens, City Point to Dorchester Street 
XX/XX/1857 - Suffolk Railroad Incorporated 
03/05/1857 - Middlesex Railroad Opens, Charlestown Neck to Stillman Street 
05/26/1857 - Winnisimmet Railroad Incorporated, Prattville to Chelsea Ferry 
XX/XX/1858 - People Fall From Double-Decker Dorchester Avenue Railway Car 
XX/XX/1858 - Dorchester Railroad Succeeds Dorchester Avenue Railway 
04/06/1859 - Lynn & Boston Railroad Incorporated 
10/20/1859 - Horse Car Line Opens to Brookline 
08/20/1860 - Suffolk Railroad Opens to East Boston 
XX/XX/1864 - Metropolitan Railroad buys Suffolk Railroad 
02/11/1867 - Cars through Cornhill Street 
12/02/1867 - Double Tracks Tremont Street 
XX/XX/1868 - Broadway Railroad Renamed to South Boston Railroad 
03/04/1868 - Cars through Boylston and Berkeley Streets 
10/16/1868 - Cars through Clarendon to Beacon Street 
10/03/1872 - Horse Sickness; Cars drawn by men in S.B. 
10/22/1872 - Highland Street Railway Opens 
05/XX/1877 - Cars through Harrison Avenue 
06/30/1877 - Cars run entire length of Columbus Avenue 
08/20/1879 - Cars over Dover Street Bridge 
10/04/1879 - Cars through Westchester Park 
10/25/1879 - Brighton Cars through Tremont, Boylston, Charles 
XX/XX/1881 - Charles River Railway Incorporated 
01/10/1887 - Consolidated Railway Strike (500 Men) 
02/07/1887 - South Boston Railroad Strike (500 Men) 
02/09/1887 - Cambridge Railroad Strike (500 Men)
XX/XX/1887 - West End Street Railway Consolidation 
XX/XX/1888 - Experiments with Electric Cars 
02/XX/1889 - Thomaston-Houston Electric Line Operates for Six Months
12/24/1896 - West End Street Railway Strike 

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