Newton Centre—Revisited.

Lumix LX7 photo.
FujiFilm XT1 photo.

Lumix LX7 photo.
FujiFilm XT1 photo.
FujiFilm XT1 photo.
FujiFilm XT1 photo.


When I was a young child my family lived in Newton Centre, an historic suburb of Boston located on the old Boston & Albany Highlands Branch, a railroad that had been converted into a trolley line in 1960.

As a five year old, I’d watch MBTA’s PCC cars pass though, typically operated in multiple sets of two and three cars.

The old B&A railroad station was a relic from former times.

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, after dropping my father on the Logan Express bus for a trip to Portugal, I met some fellow photographers and we visited MBTA’s Newton Centre station on the Green Line.

This was the first stop on our photography of MBTA’s trolley car system.

It was a rare sunny day, and I made these digital photos of the trolley cars as they rolled between Boston and Riverside.

Tracking the Light Posts Daily!

2 thoughts on “Newton Centre—Revisited.”

  1. Jack May & I were the only railfans on the first run in 1960 starting at Riverside. Everyone else thought the initial trip would start at Cleveland Circle. Little did I realize that 10 years later I would be living along the line with 3-year old Brian!

  2. Interesting to see someone else’s take on a familiar scene.

    The station clearly shows the two levels that resulted from lowering the track in a grade-separation project. It was one of 23 stations for the old B&A designed by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, successor firm to H H Richardson. They also designed South Station, Hartford Union Station and a boatload of others.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepley,_Rutan_and_Coolidge

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