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By Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite  /  Globe Staff /  February 7, 2014     image: ARTHUR GRIFFIN/ GLOBE STAFF

The Narrow Gauge Railroad

On Jan. 27, 1940, the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad ended its service after 65 years of moving passengers along the coastline. It was a narrow gauge 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. As the popularity of automobiles increased, ridership declined, and the railroad filed for bankruptcy.

 

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