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The Red Line is smokin'


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Jeffrey's on the Red Line when his car fills with smoke just outside Harvard station.

... We eventually moved and slowly rolled into the station; people started pouring out. If I were being sensible I really ought to have gone with them, but I wanted to get home and was sort of interested as to what was going on. I breathed through my knit hat and waited. We were finally told there was a trash fire, and it was under control, and not to worry. If it was a trash fire, it was a lot of trash - when I finally made it to Davis Square, two stops down the line, that station was also filled with smoke. People stood at the top of the escalators, waiting for the train to arrive so they could descend into the cloud of smoke, hop inside, and trust in faith to get them to where they were going. Will they ever return? ...

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