For all you history buffs!
Back in the good old days of the 1950s in South Boston (and other neighborhoods), electric trolleys were a popular mode of transportation. These two videos show some great shots of the neighborhood captured in the background of the footage of these “Post-War” PCCs (Presidents’ Conference Committee) electric trolleys in South Boston.
Here’s one of the trolleys in South Boston in the 1950s. This clip focuses on the #10 streetcar line from City Point to Dudley Street in Roxbury via Andrew.
This one showcases Broadway, Summer Street and City Point.
Back in 1948, Foster Palmer began shooting 16mm color and black & white movies of trolleys + street cars – Type 4s, Center Entrance, Type 5s, and the PCC cars. These films give you a glimpse into old-school Boston through the backdrop of cars, buildings, and neighborhoods of the trolley action!