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  • Subject contains "Local transit"

digitalphoto2008-14-Valley-street1.jpg
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…

MLD0703.jpg
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]

mld91_backcover.jpg
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]

mld05_august.jpg
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]

mld00_february.jpg
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]

mld10_july.jpg
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]

mld91_november.jpg
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…[More]

mld05_january.jpg
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]

MLD0297.jpg
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…[More]

mld18_january.jpg
Date: 1900-1903
Description: The east side of Main Street looking south was blanketed with significant snow in the early 1900s. The photograph shows the shops, houses and commercial buildings, most of which are no longer…

mld16_april.jpg
Date: 1902
Description: "The success of the street railway system led to double-tracking of the rails from downtown Wakefield to Melrose in 1901, and on Albion Street in 1902. According to news reports, the double-tracking…[More]

mld20_november.jpg
Date: ca. 1907
Description: "Erected in the mid-1870s, the Greenwood Boston & Maine train station was originally planned for a location closer to Forrest Street. There was a contentious debate in 1873, according to the December…[More]

mld20_back-cover.jpg
Date: 1915
Description: "This street railway car traveled to Lynn through the snowy streets of Wakefield during this storm in 1915. The storm may have occurred in December, as the winter of 1915-1916 is recorded as the ninth…[More]