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Elevated tracks along MBTA orange line are slated for destruction
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[Orange line elevated tracks and stations]
Original Airdate: 4/30/1987

Length: 00:03:29
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Christopher Lydon reports on the demise of the elevated tracks along the MBTA orange line. Lydon notes that the elevated train stations were designed by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow (nephew of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) and were once considered the architectural pride of the city's mass transit system. Lydon's report includes footage of Margaret Floyd (Tufts University) and Byron Rushing (State Representative) talking about the elevated line. Floyd discusses the architecture of the stations. Rushing talks about the architectural and historical significance of the elevated line, and its importance to the community. Lydon's report includes footage from interviews with people on the street who give their opinions on the elevated line. Lydon's report is accompanied by numerous shots of the elevated tracks and stations, the orange line trains and commuters. This tape includes additional footage of the elevated line and orange line trains.

Contributor : Reporter
Christopher Lydon
Robin Parmelee
Format : Tape 5071   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102884 
VHS cassette 103576 
Betacam cassette 104236 
digital betacam cassette 104237 

Subject : Keywords
African American neighborhoods
Public transportation

Subject : Personal Names
Floyd, Margaret
Lydon, Christopher
Rushing, Byron

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority)

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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