Tonight the Brown Student Radio program Off The Beat focuses on secret places in Providence, Rhode Island. I spoke briefly with the producers for a short feature on the abandoned East Side railroad tunnel.
You can listen live at 9pm via BSR
And of course you can get a copy of the ‘zine UNDERNEATH PROVIDENCE, Findings Thus Far from us for $4.00 plus $2.00 s/h. Paypal to info (at) CantabPublishing (dot) com
EDIT*** – I kept saying “Wickenden” when I meant “Waterman” – too long out of Providence I guess. And nerves.
Listen to a little bit here.
Today is the anniversary of the Great New England Hurricane of ’38. In addition to causing massive destruction up and down the New England coastline, many credit the storm with helping to speed the demise of trolley service through Providence’s East Side Railroad Tunnel. With ridership already waning, extensive washouts along the route helped raise costs to the point where service was unsustainable. You can read more about the East Side Railroad Tunnel in our ‘zine Underneath Providence: Findings Thus Far, available for only four bucks plus s/h.
More photos of this vintage ProJo publication from my collection after the break.
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