Boston & Maine Railroad, 1939

Title:

Boston & Maine Railroad, 1939

Publisher:

[Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department,

Date:

2007

Description:

Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Daily Item.

"The number of riders on the Boston & Maine Railroad began to decline during the 1920s, leading to the abandonment of one of the three lines which served the town in 1926. Traveling to Boston by car became a more attractive option for commuters, causing the B&M to rely on ads that focused on the convenience of the train. In 1939, there were four stations that served Wakefield: the Greenwood and Wakefield Upper stations on the main line from Boston to Portland, Wakefield Junction, and Wakefield Center, which served the Newburyport line. There were a 'fair number' of daily trains arriving at Wakefield Junction and only a few daily trains to Wakefield Center, with no Sunday service. The main line had 31 inbound and 34 outbound trains each day, with 'ample' Sunday service." - Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Donofrio.

Subject:

Railroads -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield; Advertising -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield; Commercial art -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield.

Wakefield (Mass.) -- History -- Pictorial works.

Collection :

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department calendars

Tags :

Citation :

"Boston & Maine Railroad, 1939 ," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #12138, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/12138 (accessed September 21, 2014).