Blue Line trains pass each other down below in
this view of the gentle curve near Revere Beach, next
to the last stop. Vehicles on the line are small, necessary
passage through the old tunnel under Boston Harbor.
The Blue Line is in the great minority of
American heavy rail lines in that it utilizes overhead power collection,
albeit for the outdoors part of the route. There's lots of greenery along
that stretch, and some water views; the line has a
fine appeal to it.
These cars, in the 0600 series, were manufactured by Hawker-Siddeley
in the late 1970s and 1980. There is something of a British
appearance to their styling.