San Francisco has its cable cars. Boston has the Mattapan High-Speed Line. A historical anachronism that still carries real passengers to and from work, the line features refurbished 70-year-old "PCC" trolleys that wend their way between Ashmont and Mattapan Square through woods, marshes and a cemetery and past backyards and old mill buildings.
The line attracts railfans from around the world:
The MBTA goes to considerable trouble to restore old Green Line trolleys into old-style Mattapan cars. The wood floors are redone, the exteriors are repainted. After a car is refurbished, it's driven around the Mattapan train yard for at least 500 miles to break it in.
To the annoyance of the mechanics who maintain the cars, however, some riders are less than respectful of the new paint:
The only place you'll see this logo is on Mattapan cars:
If Charlie on the MTA died, his ghost would ride in this demon snowplow car:
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