From 1933 to 1934 the CWA was involved in taking up track within the city from the defunct interurban electric trolley, the Bay State Railway Company. The BSRC went bankrupt in 1919, but sections still survive today in the MBTA transportation system.
In his report summary of 1933, local Mayor Alvin Lucier wrote:
“CAR TRACK REMOVAL AND STREET REPAIRS.
This contemplated complete repair of over six miles of streets now occupied by car tracks, as well as a complete rebuilding of the southwesterly end of Allds Street; this project further provided for covering Commercial Street, at present roughly paved, with a hot top surface which would provide smoother riding on an important connecting way from Temple to Hollis Street. This type of project seems especially favorable because of the great number of jobs that could be provided for men unemployed.”
In his 1934 report, the Mayor mentions: “Removal of Carbarn on Kinsley Street.”
EIGHTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY OF NASHUA, N. H. FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1933 and 1934 https://www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/history/?id=960
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on June 6, 2014.
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