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For over 50 years, the Boston Street Railway Association has been promoting New England's rich transit history—through publications, a bimonthly news magazine, streetcar restoration, and more!

We invite you to come along for the ride. Our modest annual dues are the fare, and the trip is a journey through history.

June 6, 2015

Street Railways of Boston:
Horsecar & Early Electric Era

Stuart Spina presents the rise of the Greater Boston street railway system, starting with the Metropolitan and Cambridge Railroads in 1853 to just before the arrival of the first semi-convertibles in 1905. Featured will be scenes and anecdotes from the horsecar era and the early days of electric traction, along with a view of the street railway's impact on real estate development and the cityscape overall. Information on facilities, rolling stock, and noted persons will complement a handpicked selection of photos, including some rare, not-often-seen shots.


Dominion Atlantic Railway

The history of this Nova Scotia railroad.



Railroads and Trolleys of Amherst, MA

Celebrating 150 years of rail history in Amherst.