Disclaimer: All the photos in this post are copyright to Shawn Dufour, who currently has some photos in a Kingston Gallery exhibit in the South End of Boston. Thanks Shawn!
In the absence of original photos for the time being (film-development money pending), these photos of abandoned subway tunnels in Boston, mostly on the older stretches of the Green Line, are mighty cool.
Signified by colour coded names, the Green Line is the oldest individual subway line in the US; this is a fact that can’t escape your notice if you often have to ride it, but nonetheless, these images are pretty cool. The Line splits into 4 separate tracks after a certain point (A, B, C and D – yes, it’s that simple), and there are old lines which used to run into Watertown and Medford – two towns a fair distance from Boston proper.
The streetcar nature of the trains themselves seem incongruous with the larger city, but the Green Line itself runs into the less built-up, more residential parts of Greater Boston whilst the more modern fast-tracks run in Boston, Cambridge and more central areas.
Photos coming soon from the hands of BostoNoir, so stay tuned.