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April 18th, 2006


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04:36 pm - Quartet.
Crowded B Line train
Of course that guy needs two seats
His bag is tired


Going to Oak Grove
Closed for signal work? What's that?
Gotta take the bus


Next stop: Wollaston
But we just left Harvard Square
Talkie T is drunk


Wonderland's a myth
Nobody's been past Airport
That is my theory

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From:spwebdesign
Date:April 18th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
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Alas, I have to admit that I have been past Airport many a time. I used to live right off Beachmont. Sorry to spoil your myth.
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From:derspatchel
Date:April 18th, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
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You mean you didn't fall off the edge of the world every time you went home?
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From:reveritas
Date:April 18th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
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someone who shall not be named said our san francisco municipal railway makes him miss the reliability of the T.

i don't buy it, and i don't buy it solely because of YOU. :)
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From:mmcirvin
Date:April 18th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
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The Muni uses trolleys similar to those on the T Green Line (and the Mattapan line), but the Boston trolleys have dedicated rights-of-way on median strips when they're running on surface streets; they just have to stop for cross traffic. I think at least some of the Muni streetcars really are streetcars, hostage to street traffic as if they were buses.

Or has that changed?
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From:mmcirvin
Date:April 18th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
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Also, staring too long at the Muni logo will fry your brain.
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From:jadasc
Date:April 18th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
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I demand haiku in Silver, Purple, and Gold!
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From:infinitehotel
Date:April 18th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
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How can you not love an announcement that says "Next Stop: Wonderland"?

t.
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From:infinitehotel
Date:April 18th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
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Yep. I hadn't ridden all the way out to Wonderland when I first saw the movie, but they really do make that announcement and it made me inexplicably happy to hear it.
From:dcart
Date:April 18th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
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One of my "ways to kill a saturday" a few months after I moved there was to ride from alewife (was that end?) to both other ends of the red line, as well as the ends of the blue and orange lines. I never quite got bored enough to ride to the end of all of the green spur lines, though.
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From:mmcirvin
Date:April 19th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
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I think the Orange Line is the only line on the MBTA that I've actually ridden completely to every end. I've ridden to Alewife and Mattapan on the Red but not to Braintree, and I've only been to the end of some of the Green branches (I guess nobody can ride to Arborway these days, but they've started actually admitting that the E branch is more than just temporarily closed beyond Heath Street, so it probably doesn't count).

A method I used to kill Saturdays when I was in grad school and procrastinating was to walk from the middle of Cambridge down to the river, then walk along the river (crossing any of the several bridges) and into downtown Boston, and usually ride the T back from Downtown Crossing. If the weather was nice it was a great way to spend the day.
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From:derspatchel
Date:April 19th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
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I've been to both sides of the Orange Line, both of the Blue Line (and getting to Bowdoin when it was open was fun), all of the Green Line, and the only Red Line I'm missing is the Braintree terminus, though I've driven by it a few times. Even rode the high-speed trolley to Mattapan and back, just to see what it was like.

I'll have to go again some time in early June, though, as I hear they're taking it down "temporarily" or something around June 26. The last thing the T took down "temporarily" was the Arborway extension of the E Line. It never came back.
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From:ron_newman
Date:April 19th, 2006 10:56 am (UTC)
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actually, the last time something closed 'temporarily' was the Green Line from North Station to Lechmere. It came back, though a few months later than originally scheduled.
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From:derspatchel
Date:April 19th, 2006 12:40 pm (UTC)
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There was an actual reason for that closure, and a work schedule, and a tenative re-opening date. Arborway just disappeared.
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From:slit
Date:April 19th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
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Is this because trains are sort of like roller coasters?
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From:hotpoint
Date:April 19th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
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The MATTAPAN HIGH-SPEED LINE! Evidently "high speed" has a 25mph speed limit. It's great that they repainted the Bondo on those PCC cars in orange-and-cream livery when they refurbished them. And it's a lovely ride in the daytime when the trees have leaves.

C Line to Cleveland
"TAPPAN STREET! STAAAA MAAAAKIT!" cries
Our helpful driver
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From:olethrosdc
Date:April 18th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Really awesome. Hick!
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From:mybadhairlife
Date:April 19th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
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If this causes an eruption of Haiku Mornington Station, I am blaming you!
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From:derspatchel
Date:April 20th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
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Shunting to Chalk Farm?
That move restores my LV.
Mornington Crescent.

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