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Back in the good old days: Fields Corner MBTA station

If you ride the MBTA, you realized what a challenge it is – crowded trains, unreliable service, and faulty equipment.  Here’s a reminder of what it was like back in the day to take the T.

Emily Sweeney, Dorchester native and journalist for the Boston Globe, shared with us these old photos via twitter.  Back in November 1927, when the Fields Corner MBTA station opened, trains ran every two minutes during rush hour and ran on three minute intervals through the rest of the day.  (Via the Globe)

Holy Moly!  We’ll bet everyone riding the T wore hats, suits and dresses too. In 1927, houses probably cost a nickel.  

In other MBTA news, new Red Line trains are coming our way this spring.

Images via The Boston Globe.

Thanks Emily!

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.