Foster Palmer moved to Boston in 1938. He lived in Watertown when this video was made in 1997. He passed away there in 2001. In 1948 he began shooting 16mm color and black & white movies of the Type 4s, Center Entrance, Type 5s and the PCC cars. These films capture the beauty & splendor of old time Boston. The automobiles, buildings, & scenery are a backdrop to the trolley action that is shown.
The development of Boston's street car network through the years to the late 1960s.
Art Ellis, Foster Palmer, Kevin Farrell & Bob FitzGerald‟s movies, show Boston Trolleys through the years to the late 1960s. Also included are Foster Palmer‟s Blue Hill Line film in 3 WaysTo Mattapan & much more. Learn More
The President's Conference Committee Car or PCC for short, represents the most important development in streetcar technology in this century. 5,000 were built for use in the United States & Canada from 1936 to 1952.
Ivor Walsh, Jim Borland, John Mills, and John Prophet's color film captures PCCs in Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Montreal, Johnstown, and New Jersey. Learn More