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  • Subject contains "Local transit"

Date: ca. 1907
Description: "Wakefield was a bustling center of transportation in the late 1800's and early 1900's because of the Wakefield & Stoneham Street Railway Company. What began as a two-mile route from the Wakefield…

Date: ca. 1893
Description: "Crews on the Wakefield and Stoneham Street Railway were responsible for removing the snow from the tracks to keep them clear while the Town cleared the sidewalks. The 'rolling stock' of the Wakefield…[More]

Description: "The horse and buggy, the automobile and the electric street railway were prominent at the time this undated photograph was taken. The Wakefield & Stoneham Street Railway Company was organized in…

Date: 07-1949
Description: "According to published reports, the town was to receive more than $42,000 in Chapter 90 funds from the state's Highway Department to rebuild and resurface Main Street, from the Common south to the…[More]

Date: 02-01-1898
Description: "Wakefield residents and business people tried to get back to business following a January 31 - February 1st snow storm which dropped 14.3 inches of snow on the town. It had the distinction of being…[More]

Description: "Greenwood Station was one of six stations in the Town at the height of railroad usage. Built after the first train came through the Town in the mid 1840s, the Greenwood Station was located near the…[More]

Date: 1897-1899
Description: "The Wakefield & Stoneham Street Railway Company was established in 1889, and received a charter three years later. The first tracks ran from Wakefield center to Stoneham, connecting Wakefield with…[More]

Date: ca. 1895
Description: "The Wakefield & Stoneham Street Railway Company received its charter in May 1892, with the first car running along the tracks from Wakefield Square to Farm Hill in Stoneham on August 14, 1892. The…[More]

Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M. , 1964-
Date: 08-10-2008
Description: Photo shows the former trolley car barns located at 14 Valley Street on the east side of the street near the intersection with Water Street. The brick structure was built around 1890 to serve the…

Creator: Higgins, Willard
Date: 02-13-1980
Description: 2 sound files (80 minutes), digital, MPEG3 file

Creator: Towle, Herbert C.
Date: 05-25-1956

Date: 1938
Description: "At Ash Street."

Creator: Smith, Dwight A.
Date: 09-30-1950
Description: "Eclectic was the word for the passenger-train consists. [sic] In this September 30, 1950, scene of P-3 3708 leaving Reading with 119, a noon-time run to Dover NH, the RPO is ex-PRR, the combine…