Boston and Worcester Street Railway

Boston And Worcester Street Railway

Boston and Worcester Electric Companies (B&W) was a holding company for several streetcar companies between Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts. The main line, built by the Boston and Worcester Street Railway, was an interurban streetcar line partly on the old Boston and Worcester Turnpike (now Route 9) and partly on private right-of-way. Long after the line was converted to buses, Boston and Worcester Lines took over operations, and sold the franchises to various other bus companies.

In Newton, the B&W was granted a franchise in exchange for constructing a 90-foot (27 m) wide boulevard, of which it ran down the median.

The B&W also carried freight.

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Boston And Worcester Street Railway - Lines
... The main line ran along the old Boston and Worcester Turnpike (Route 9) except in the following places In Worcester, the tracks used Shrewsbury Street to get downtown ... Hill Road is where the older tracks of the Framingham, Southboro and Marlborough Street Railway split to head north to Marlborough and Hudson ... At the Boston end, the line ran to the end of Huntington Avenue, the old turnpike, and continued on to Park Square ...

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