By David Maidment
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Boston's rapid-transit Blue Line covers a distance of five. ninety four miles, a twenty-three-minute go back and forth that starts at Bowdoin station in downtown Boston, travels lower than the harbor, passes Revere seashore, and prevents at Wonderland. present day commuters can be stunned to benefit that the road they're driving used to be operated by means of trolley automobiles and narrow-gauge steam-powered commuter trains, for it used to be now not until eventually 1904 that the East Boston Tunnel lower than the harbor used to be accomplished.
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An Indian Summer of Steam by David Maidment