Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Welcome Back Trolley!

For over a year one of the coolest facets of our neighborhood has been missing. Due to improvements on the Ashmont-Mattapan T line, our beloved 1940s-era trolleys have been absent. These trolley's provide not only transportation from Ashmont Station to Mattapan Square, but also give the neighborhood a unique attraction and hipness. Not only do these trolley's provide Lower Dot with transportation (including Dorchester stops at Ashmont, Cedar Grove, and Butler Street, and a stop on the Milton-Lower Mills border), but they have a personal connection for us. An identical trolley graces the Embarcadero in San Francisco, (Boston donated it after the 1988 earthquake) reminding Erin of her native soil. I know we are not the only people in the neighborhood to cheer "Welcome back trolley"!

(Last photo courtesy of Peter Ehrlich)

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