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The Boston, Revere Beach, and Lynn Railroad

On January 27, 1940 the Boston, Revere Beach, and Lynn Railroad ended its service after sixty-five years of moving passengers along the northern coastline. It was a narrow gage railroad, meaning the track was smaller than standard. A ferry transported people from Rowes Wharf to the East Boston station where smaller trains moved many to the seaside resorts in Revere. With the popularity of automobiles increasing, ridership declined and BRB&L filed for bankruptcy. - Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite

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