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Trolley Car Houses at Neponset
Neponset Trolley Car House
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 In 1904 there were two car barns on the west side of Neponset Avenue across from the Frost Coal Company at Riverís edge: the Boston Elevated Railway Car Company (formerly West End Street Railway) and the Brockton Street Railway (formerly Quincy & Boston Street Railway). Leo Sullivan writes: As completed, the two carbarns, though a few hundred feet apart were not (until 1907) connected by track (RR crossing problem).

This picture is of the Boston Elevated Railway Car Company house.

Passengers coming from the north would end their trip at the Boston Elevated car house and walk to the Brockton Street Railway station to take a different trolley.

The Neponset trolley car house was located on the west side of Neponset Avenue south of Gallivan Boulevard, perhaps where the Ups and Downs restaurant/bar is located today, or perhaps a little closer to the river. The high bridge we use to cross the Neponset River was a later addition to the landscape.


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Map detail showing trolley car houses at Neponset
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 Bob Rugo: The 1910 atlas shows the car house, with the Starter's Office and the Waiting Room labeled to match your photo, as being as being directly opposite where Taylor Street intersects Neponset Avenue. There are two buildings between the car house and the river, one of which can be glimpsed in your photo. That would put it where the big shed, Mass Highway, is located now, just beyond the wonderful Ups & Downs. In 1910 there was still open water behind the building and to the left. The railroad track is the spur that used to serve Baker Chocolate and later Burke Distributing Co. (beer - now Shaws Supermarket). Most of the railroad track was turned into the bikeway along the river.

Another view
Neponset Trolley Car House
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Another photo of the car house.

Track-side view of Neponset Car House
Neponset Trolley Car House
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 The Boston Elevated car house sat next to the branch railroad line that ran along the Neponset River, although the company's trolley cars did not run on those tracks.

In 1904 there were two car barns on the west side of Neponset Avenue across from the Frost Coal Company at River's edge: the Boston Elevated Railway Car Company and the Brockton Street Railway. Leo Sullivan writes: As completed, the two carbarns, though a few hundred feet apart were not (until 1907) connected by track (RR crossing problem). This picture shows the side and back of the Boston Elevated Railway's car barn.




Car House next to the River
Brockton Street Railway Car House at Neponset
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 The Brockton Street Railway car house was located next to the River.

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Created: April 27, 2011   Modified: May 7, 2011