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Last Exit to (a lost) Boston

In the 1980's I lived in a tiny apartment off Fifth Street in Cambridge. In the early mornings I walked down to Lechmere Station, the smells of fresh candy from the nearby factories strange companions in that otherwise deserted space. The train was already there, waiting to begin its slow, creaky roller coaster ride into Boston.


One of the few remaining factory buildings near Kendall Square

Trolley Snacks Passenger Waiting

Passenger waiting room

Greenline Cars

Green Line cars waiting at the end of the line

Passengers under El

Passengers headed toward the tunnel under the elevated rail

Coming into Lechmere

Coming into Lechmere Station

For a look at the ride from Lechmere Station into Boston, read Boston Globe reporter Steve Annear's An Ode to the view of Boston from a Red Line Train Crossing the Longfellow Bridge.