When Boston Rode the EL

When Boston Rode the ELThe Forest Hills Cemetery and the Forest Hills Educational Trust PRESENT:

THE SUNDAY AFTERNOON LECTURE SERIES — In the historic Forsyth Chapel

When Boston Rode the EL

— with author and historian Anthony Sammarco

Sunday, April 23rd at 2PM

The Boston Elevated Railway broke ground in 1899 for a new transit service that would provide a seven-mile elevated railway connecting Dudley Street Station in Roxbury and Sullivan Square Station in Charlestown. When the EL opened for service, it provided an unencumbered route high above the surging traffic of Boston. The railway continued to provide transportation service high above Boston’s streets until 1987. Today, the squealing wheels of the Elevated trains, the rocking coaches, the fascinating views, and the fanciful copper-roofed stations of the line are a missing part of the character of Boston, when one could ride high above the city for a nickel. The founder and president of the Boston EL was Henry Whitney, who is buried at Forest Hills.

Admission:  $10 per person for advance tickets; $12 at the door.