By Richard Faulkner,Chris Austin
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Boston's rapid-transit Blue Line covers a distance of five. ninety four miles, a twenty-three-minute trip that starts off at Bowdoin station in downtown Boston, travels less than the harbor, passes Revere seashore, and forestalls at Wonderland. ultra-modern commuters may be stunned to profit that the road they're using used to be operated via trolley vehicles and narrow-gauge steam-powered commuter trains, for it used to be no longer till 1904 that the East Boston Tunnel lower than the harbor was once accomplished.
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Holding the Line: How Britain's Railways were Saved by Richard Faulkner,Chris Austin