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Cambridgeport Trolley on Brookline Street?

Cambridgeport Trolley on Brookline Street?   They’re repaving Brookline Street in Cambridgeport (where aren’t they repaving lately?) and it’s an opportunity for an interesting look at what lies beneath the blacktop.

If you happened to drive or walk by while the work was underway you got a look at the old street covering.  It seems that Brookline Street was paved with brick at one time. 

What lies beneath Brookline Street in Cambridge

What lies beneath Brookline Street in Cambridge

Even more unexpectedly it seems that perhaps there was a trolley line running down the streets. Here’s a photo of the tracks that have just been pulled out and placed at the left of the street by the sidewalk.

Pulling out trolley tracks on Brookline Street in Cambridgeport

Pulling out trolley tracks on Brookline Street in Cambridgeport

I can’t find anything about a trolley line on Brookline Street. My family lived at the end of the street for eighty or so years and I meant to ask my dad if he remembers a trolley.  Anybody know the story?

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