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Rapid Transit to Boston
The New York Times, August 10, 1887; page 2. See also New York and Boston Rapid Transit Company.

BOSTON, Mass., Aug. 9.—The New-York and Boston Rapid Transit Company reports between 50 and 60 men in four surveying parties at work in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New-York, and that a direct line between Boston and New-York will be located ready for contract by Aug. 30. Negotiations are complete for constructing the line. The Boston and Maine and Boston and Providence terminus will be used. Forty millions of bonds are authorized. The highest estimate of cost is $37,000,000. The New-York terminals at Fifty-ninth-street and Broadway require $2,000,000, and the northern connections require $2,000,000. The main line starts from the Lowell station, Boston, runs through Willimantic, New-Haven, and Bridgeport, entering New-York at High Bridge and going down the west side of Central Park.

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