Welcome to Boston in Transit

Here, we celebrate the rich history of public transportation infrastructure in Boston.
This site is built aound Boston in Transit, the book.
We've also created a map documenting the history of the MBTA's colored lines.
Our collection contains hundreds of images, ephemera, and artifacts.

Our Collection

Starting in 2019, we began the process of digitizing images from various collections. Every month we add more content, including photographs, drawings, ephemera, and more.

Browse What's New

Browse by Category:
Stations and Places
Transit Lines and Routes
Transit Operators
Transit Vehicles

Browse by Artifact Type:
Advertisements and Car Cards
Architecture and Engineering Drawings

Brochures and Pamphlets
Postcard Views
Printed Views
Schedules and Timetables
Stock and Bond Certificates
Tickets and Tokens
Track Plans

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Browse Images from Boston in Transit the book:
Images from the Book