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A cropped version of an earlier posted photo to display the changes in forty-one years of subway car manufacturing. The shot, taken at Eliot Square, Cambridge Yard 3/11/74, shows the differences between 1928 Osgood-Bradley and 1969 Pullman-Standard products. Both cars were designed for the Cambridge Subway and are just about as different as two cars could be with the exception of their 4'- 8 1/2" gauge. For a time, the O.B. cars were the longest in America at sixty-nine feet. Their all-steel construction is a vivid contrast to the Pullman's "brushed-aluminum". Osgood's 85,051 lbs. vs. Pullman's 67,602 lbs. Thirty-two years hence, the Pullman cars are still running, and have held up admirably on their expanded "Red Line" route.

Photographed by Paul Joyce, March 11, 1974.
Added to the photo archive by Paul Joyce, May 23, 2006.
Railroad: MBTA.

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