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The PCC trolleys are an extension of the Red Line, which runs from Ashmont to Mattapan. It is completely different from the Yellow Line which runs from Forrest Hills northward to Oak Grove. Don't know why the trolleys aren't the same color (red) as it's connecting train.

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Fantastic photos! Seeing these lines this weekend and these pictures now, it's interesting how some things have changed (the Blue Line and Green Line cars), and others haven't. Really cool shots.

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Fantastic photos! Seeing these lines this weekend and these pictures now, it's interesting how some things have changed (the Blue Line and Green Line cars), and others haven't. Really cool shots.

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The MBTA Blue line is in process of replacing the entire fleet. The delivery process started last year from Siemens and all trains now consist of 6 cars instead of 4.

 

The last Green Line picture is of 2 Type 8 AnsaldoBreda cars (3800 series) that were delivered between 1999 and 2004. The older cars in the 3600 series are from 1987 but the 3700 series was built in 1997. The Green Line will most likely get new cars to replace the older ones and fleet expansion around 2015.

 

The Orange Line should get an entire fleet replacement around 2014.

 

The Red Line has newer stainless steel cars made by Bombardier in 1995. The older aluminum cars which are painted white should be replaced around 2015.

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Fantastic photos! Seeing these lines this weekend and these pictures now, it's interesting how some things have changed (the Blue Line and Green Line cars), and others haven't. Really cool shots.

 

Thanks!

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It is completely different from the Yellow Line which runs from Forrest Hills northward to Oak Grove.

 

Actually that would be the Orange Line not yellow

 

Also, the Green Line destination signs were converted 2008/09 to LED electronic signs to be compatible to the Type 8s. And the 0600s on the Blue Line have been completely retired, it is now the Blue line Siemens 0700s and all 94 of them are now in service.

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