Power System of Boston's Rapid Transit

Power System of Boston's Rapid Transit (HMXLN)

Location: Boston, MA 02108 Suffolk County
Buy Massachusetts State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 42° 21.388', W 71° 3.748'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 278 views
Inscription
IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
Power System of Boston's Rapid Transit, 1889

Boston was the first city to build electric traction for a large-scale rapid transit system. The engineering challenge to design and construct safe, economically viable, and reliable electric power for Boston's rapid transit was met by the West End Street Railway Company, beginning in 1889. The company's pioneering efforts provided an important impetus to the adoption of mass transit systems nationwide.

November 2004
Details
HM NumberHMXLN
Tags
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 3:44am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330144 N 4691415
Decimal Degrees42.35646667, -71.06246667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.388', W 71° 3.748'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 23.28" N, 71° 3' 44.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)617, 781, 508, 857
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-51 W 6th Ave, Boston MA 02108, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?