Boston Street Railway Association

Boston Street Railway Association NEW MEETING LOCATION: The Midtown Hotel Celebrating & preserving New England's rich public transit history since 1959! Visit www.thebsra.org
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The Boston Street Railway Association is a non-profit, 501(c)-3 educational organization, dedicated to exploring the history of all forms of public transportation in the greater Boston area, and preserving present-day activities for future generations. Our central objectives—history, preservation, and publications—are achieved through monthly meetings; a streetcar restoration program; a bi-monthly transit news magazine; a series of respected publications; and more. Visit www.thebsra.org to learn more!

11/02/2019

‪Join us TONIGHT for our November meeting, featuring the latest MBTA news plus a show on traction & transit in St. Louis & Chicago! FREE and open to all!‬

‪7:30PM‬, The MidTown Hotel, Boston‬
‪T to Symphony or Mass Ave‬

10/05/2019

TONIGHT at 7:30, join us for our Annual Meeting, featuring the latest MBTA news and a show about the architecture of the Washington Street Elevated in its final days!

Business meeting begins at 7:30, followed by the entertainment program. Plus we’ll have a variety of local transit books for sale!

The MidTown Hotel
220 Huntington Ave, Boston
T to Symphony or Mass Ave
FREE!

10/04/2019

You won’t want to miss our October meeting, featuring a show on the final days of the Orange Line Main Line EL! Take an architectural tour of the line before it was torn down. It’s also our annual meeting!

🕢 Saturday 10/5, 7:30PM
📍The Midtown Hotel, 220 Huntington Ave
🚊T to Symphony or Mass Ave

08/03/2019

TONIGHT at 7:30, join us for our August meeting, featuring the latest MBTA news plus a show on light rail vehicle construction in the United States, taking you on an inside tour of three US car builders. You won't want to miss it!

The MidTown Hotel, 220 Huntington Ave
T to Symphony or Mass Ave
Free and open to all!

07/13/2019

TONIGHT at 7:30, join us for our July meeting, featuring the latest MBTA news plus a show on transit & traction museums of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

The MidTown Hotel, 220 Huntington Ave
T to Symphony or Mass Ave
Free and open to all!

Our July meeting is NEXT weekend, July 13, featuring a show on Pennsylvania and Ohio Trolley Museums! Details below:
07/06/2019
Monthly Meetings

Our July meeting is NEXT weekend, July 13, featuring a show on Pennsylvania and Ohio Trolley Museums! Details below:

One of the Association's most popular activities is our monthly meetings, which are held at the Midtown Hotel, 220 Huntington Avenue in Boston. They are always open to all and free of charge. Meeti...

06/01/2019

TONIGHT at 7:30, join us for our June meeting featuring the latest MBTA news plus a show on contemporary transit around Boston!

Free and open to all at the MidTown Hotel, 220 Huntington Ave. T to Symphony or Mass Ave.

See you there!

05/04/2019

‪TONIGHT at 7:30, join us for our May meeting, with the latest @MBTA news plus a show on rails around Canada.‬

‪The MidTown Hotel, 220 Huntington Ave.‬
‪T to Symphony or Mass Ave‬
‪FREE and open to all!‬

04/06/2019

TONIGHT at 7:30, our April meeting features the latest MBTA news plus a presentation of vintage North Shore trolleys, from Boston to Rockport and Newburyport, and everywhere in between!

Free and open to all! The MidTown Hotel, 220 Huntington Ave, Boston. T to Symphony or Mass Ave.

See you there!

03/02/2019

Weather update: Tonight's meeting is ON as scheduled.

Join us at 7:30PM at the MidTown Hotel for our March meeting, featuring the latest MBTA news and a show on Pennsylvania Traction Museums!

Take the T: Green Line (E) to Symphony or Orange Line to Mass Ave.

Free and open to all! See you there.

‪Tonight at midnight, BSRA President Brad Clarke will be discussing Boston transit on WBZ NewsRadio with Bradley Jay! ...
02/07/2019
Listen to WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Live - Boston's News Radio | iHeartRadio

‪Tonight at midnight, BSRA President Brad Clarke will be discussing Boston transit on WBZ NewsRadio with Bradley Jay!

Tune in to 1030AM or listen online below:

Listen to WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Live for Free! Stream News & Talk songs online from this radio station, only on iHeartRadio.

02/02/2019

‪Tonight at 7:30, join us for our February meeting with a show on contemporary electric traction in Portugal by RollSign Editor Nick Tomkavage! Plus the latest @MBTA and Association news.

The MidTown Hotel, South Beacon Room‬
‪220 Huntington Ave, Boston‬
‪T to Symphony or Mass Ave‬
‪FREE and all are welcome!‬

We’re all set up and ready for the Railroad Hobby Show this weekend at the Big E in West Springfield, MA!Visit our boo...
01/25/2019

We’re all set up and ready for the Railroad Hobby Show this weekend at the Big E in West Springfield, MA!

Visit our booth in the Better Living Center (#67) and visit www.railroadhobbyshow.com for more information!

Next weekend, join us at the big Railroad Hobby Show at the Big E Fairgrounds in #Springfield Mass! Featuring model rail...
01/20/2019
Amherst Railway Society

Next weekend, join us at the big Railroad Hobby Show at the Big E Fairgrounds in #Springfield Mass! Featuring model railroad layouts, memorabilia, and LOTS more—not to mention our own table!

Learn more below:

Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show

01/05/2019

TONIGHT at 7:30, join us for our January meeting! Featuring the latest MBTA news plus a show on the history of transit in Dorchester—from horsecar, to streetcar, to the Red Line.

As always, our meetings are free and open to all!

The MidTown Hotel
220 Huntington Ave, Boston
T to Symphony or Mass Ave

Happy 2019! Celebrate the new year with traction & transit images on your wall! Shop our selection of colorful calendars...
01/03/2019
2019 Calendars – BSRA Bookstore

Happy 2019! Celebrate the new year with traction & transit images on your wall! Shop our selection of colorful calendars below.

12/01/2018

TONIGHT at 7:30, join us for our December meeting! Featuring a show on transit in Washington DC, Baltimore, and Sarajevo!

@TheMidtownHotel
220 Huntington Ave, Boston
T to Symphony or Mass Ave
FREE to all, and all are welcome!

Check out our selection of 2019 traction & railroad calendars! Click below to browse and order your copies now.
11/18/2018
2019 Calendars – BSRA Bookstore

Check out our selection of 2019 traction & railroad calendars! Click below to browse and order your copies now.

The Boston Street Railway Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit historical organization, dedicated to preserving the history of public transit in Boston and New England. Proceeds from sales in this store go to the BSRA’s General Fund. Thank you for your support!

11/03/2018

Tonight at 7:30, join us for our November meeting featuring the latest MBTA news plus a show on contemporary transit in Portland, OR by Nick Tomkavage!

The MidTown Hotel
220 Huntington Ave
T to Symphony or Mass Ave

10/13/2018

TONIGHT at 7:30, come to our October meeting at the MidTown Hote for the latest @MBTA news plus a show on vintage Boston Transit in the 1960s through 1980s — you don’t want to miss this one! (It’s also our Annual Meeting.)

Free and open to all!
220 Huntington Ave
T to Symphony or Mass Ave

09/08/2018

TONIGHT at 7:30PM is our September meeting, featuring the latest MBTA News plus video entertainment consisting of Southern New England Railroad & Trolley Operations in the Mid-20th Century.

The MidTown Hotel
220 Huntington Ave., Boston
T to Symphony

See you there!

07/14/2018

Tonight at 7:30, join us for our July meeting, featuring a show by Leo Sullivan on the electric railways of the Connecticut Valley, from Greenfield to Hartford.

7:30PM, Free
MidTown Hotel
220 Huntington Ave, Boston
T to Symphony

06/02/2018

Tonight at 7:30PM, join us for our June meeting, featuring MBTA news plus a show on NJ Transit!

The MidTown Hotel, 220 Huntington Ave
T to Symphony or Mass Ave
Free and open to all

05/12/2018

Don’t miss our May meeting, TONIGHT at 7:30! Featuring a show on electric transit in Kyoto, Japan by RollSign Director Nick Tomkavage.

The MidTown Hotel
220 Huntington Ave
T to Symphony
FREE and open to all!

03/03/2018

Tonight's meeting is ON! However, due to a storm-related problem, the entertainment program has changed to the following:

Byron Nash & Nick Tomkavage present "Contemporary Boston Transit Scenes," featuring views not ordinarily noticed by the casual observer.

Join us at 7:30PM at the MidTown Hotel, 220 Huntington Ave., Boston, for the latest MBTA News plus the above program. T to Symphony.

We hope to see you there, and be careful traveling!

02/03/2018

TONIGHT at 7:30, RollSign Editor Nick Tomkavage presents a show on contemporary transit in Los Angeles, with nods to the past. Along with the latest MBTA news, of course! FREE and open to all. See you there!

🕘 Tonight at 7:30PM
📍MidTown Hotel, 220 Huntington Ave, Boston
🚇T to Symphony or Mass Ave

02/02/2018

This Saturday, join us for our February meeting, featuring the latest MBTA news plus a show by Nick Tomkavage on transit in Los Angeles!

🕘 Saturday, 7:30PM
📍220 Huntington Ave, Boston
🚇T to Symphony or Mass Ave

We’re all set up and ready for the 50th Anniversary Railroad Hobby Show, this weekend at the Big E! Visit our booth in...
01/27/2018

We’re all set up and ready for the 50th Anniversary Railroad Hobby Show, this weekend at the Big E! Visit our booth in the Better Living Center #67.

Check out these 10 great reasons to visit the Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield this weekend - including operating...
01/25/2018
10 things to see, know about at Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Hobby Show

Check out these 10 great reasons to visit the Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield this weekend - including operating equipment from the Shore Line Trolley Museum!

(And be sure to check out our booth too, at Better Living Center #67!)

The two-day show, which opens on Saturday, is now in four buildings - Better Living Center, Young and Stroh Buildings, and Mallary Complex.

In 2 weeks, we’ll have a booth at the 50th annual Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield, MA! Make your plans to atte...
01/14/2018
Amherst Railway Society

In 2 weeks, we’ll have a booth at the 50th annual Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield, MA! Make your plans to attend, it’s sure to be an amazing weekend full of fun!

📆 January 27 & 28
📍The Big E Fairgrounds, W. Springfield, MA

Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show

01/06/2018

REMINDER: Tonight's meeting has been cancelled due to the forecasted extreme cold. We are working to reschedule the entertainment program. Please join us at our next meeting on February 3.

01/05/2018

Due to the forecasted extreme wind chill temperatures Saturday night, our January meeting has been CANCELLED. We are working to reschedule the entertainment presentation.

We do not make this decision lightly. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory with -10 to -25 degree wind chills expected. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment, and hope you’ll join us for our next meeting on February 3. Stay warm!

12/02/2017

TONIGHT at 7:30, join us for our December meeting, with the latest MBTA news and a show on recent activities at the Seashore Trolley Museum. FREE and open to all!

The MidTown Hotel
220 Huntington Ave., #Boston
(T) Symphony / Mass Ave

11/04/2017

Tonight at 7:30, our November meeting features a show on electric transit in the 1960’s!

The MidTown Hotel
220 Huntington Ave.
(T) to Symphony or Mass Ave
FREE!

11/03/2017

CORRECTION: Our November meeting is TOMORROW night!!! We’re just that excited about the show!

Join us tomorrow at 7:30PM for a show on electric transit in the 1960s!

The MidTown Hotel, 220 Huntington Ave
T to Symphony
Free!

Saturday, September 23, join us on a bus trip to CT to view recent restoration progress on our historic Boston Type 5, N...
09/14/2017

Saturday, September 23, join us on a bus trip to CT to view recent restoration progress on our historic Boston Type 5, No. 5706, and spend the afternoon at The Shore Line Trolley Museum!

Get your tickets now: www.thebsra.org/fantrip

"The Train On the Beach," a brand new book by William Lieberman (who presented at our September meeting!) on the railroa...
09/10/2017

"The Train On the Beach," a brand new book by William Lieberman (who presented at our September meeting!) on the railroads of Boston's Inner North Shore, is now available in our online store!

Order your copy today: http://bit.ly/2eO0as9

09/09/2017

TONIGHT at 7:30PM, join us for our September meeting, featuring a show by William Lieberman on the railroads of Winthrop, Orient Heights & Revere Beach!

The MidTown Hotel
220 Huntington Ave, Boston
T to Symphony or Mass Ave
FREE!

09/08/2017

Tomorrow, join us for our September meeting, featuring a show on rail transit on Boston's Inner North Shore (Winthrop, Orient Heights and Revere Beach) by William Lieberman!

7:30PM, MidTown Hotel (220 Huntington Ave), Boston
T to Symphony or Mass Ave
FREE!

Hot off the press and now in stock is the latest hardcover from the CERA: The Street Railways of Grand Rapids! Order you...
08/14/2017
The Street Railways of Grand Rapids - BSRA Bookstore

Hot off the press and now in stock is the latest hardcover from the CERA: The Street Railways of Grand Rapids! Order your copy today at the link below.

Known as the “Furniture City,” Grand Rapids, Michigan inaugurated horsecar service in 1865, and over the ensuing decades employed a variety of urban rail transport modes. In addition to horsecars, steam dummy trains, cable cars, and electric streetcars carried commuters and pleasure seekers alike ar...

Boston Street Railway Association's cover photo
06/22/2017

Boston Street Railway Association's cover photo

Don't miss this new color hardcover book from Morning Sun, covering vintage traction in Minneapolis & St. Paul! Now avai...
06/10/2017
Twin Cities Trolleys in Color - BSRA Bookstore

Don't miss this new color hardcover book from Morning Sun, covering vintage traction in Minneapolis & St. Paul! Now available in our online store at the link below.

Until 1954, Minneapolis and St. Paul were served by the yellow, home-built streetcars of Twin City Rapid Transit Company. Drawing on the Minnesota Streetcar Museum’s collection, this is the first ever all-color book to tell the story of this extensive, well-run system.

06/03/2017

TONIGHT at 7:30, join us for our June meeting! Featuring the latest MBTA news, plus a show on Milan interurbans and French trams. This will be a traction classic!

7:30, The MidTown Hotel, Boston. FREE!

T to Symphony or Mass Ave

05/06/2017

TONIGHT join us for our May meeting, featuring the latest MBTA news plus a show on railways in Sri Lanka.

7:30PM, FREE!
220 Huntington Ave (MidTown Hotel)
T Green Line to Symphony

Today, we are one Boston. #OneBostonDay #BostonStrong
04/15/2017

Today, we are one Boston. #OneBostonDay #BostonStrong

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220 Huntington Ave. (Monthly Meetings ONLY - Not Our Mailing Address)
Boston, MA
02115

FOR MONTHLY MEETINGS: MBTA Green Line: Symphony Station MBTA Orange Line: Mass. Ave. Station MBTA Commuter Rail & Amtrak: Back Bay MBTA Bus: Route 1

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