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Traveling back in time on the Mattapan trolley

The trolleys that rolled out of Worcester’s Pullman-Standard factory in 1944 and 1945 are still rolling, seven decades later, along Boston’s most scenic commute.

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Traveling back in time on the Mattapan trolley

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  1. Going back in time on the Mattapan trolley

  2. A trolley passes one of numerous wall paintings on the Neponset River Greenway, which keeps running close by a great part of the course of the Mattapan High Speed Line. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  3. Deontae McLeod-Annon, 16, and Tina Samson, 17, share a ride. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  4. Toggle switches control different capacities on the prepare, including the capacity to drop sand on the rails in elusive conditions. The trolleys have current wellbeing, interchanges, and route gear too. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  5. The driver's view traveling west from the Central Station stop. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  6. The course goes through the Cedar Grove Cemetery. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  7. James Glass and his little girl Jatena Glass, 5, appreciate a trolley ride. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  8. Trolleys go close to the Central Avenue stop. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  9. Just before 5 a.m., a traveler sits tight for the main trolley out of Mattapan Square. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  10. Trolley number 3087, the most established frequently working auto in the MBTA framework, maneuvers into Mattapan Station three minutes right on time to make the primary keep running of the day to Ashmont Station. The initially planned run is at 5:05 a.m. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  11. Passengers board a trolley at Ashmont Station. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  12. A trolley goes through the Neponset River Reservation. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  13. A trolley passes crosses Central Avenue in Milton, one of just two spots where the tracks meet with surface boulevards. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  14. Just after 5 in the morning, Terry Aarons (right) visits with a companion on the principal morning train out of Mattapan Station. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  15. Walkers on the Neponset River Greenway go under a trolley connect. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  16. A trolley crosses a scaffold sitting above the Neponset River. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  17. A trolley leaves Ashmont Station, extending the Red Line to Mattapan Square. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  18. A trolley goes under Adams Street drawing closer the Cedar Grove stop. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  19. Boats are tied down in the Neponset River underneath a trolley connect. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  20. People walk around a trolley close to the Neponset River in Milton. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  21. One of numerous paintings designs the Neponset River Greenway underneath a passing trolley. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  22. Passengers land at Mattapan Station. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  23. Monfreda Pierre-Antoine rides an early-morning trolley. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

  24. A trolley leaves the Central Avenue stop in Milton set out toward Mattapan. (Path Turner/Globe Staff)

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