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Image section[edit source]

The image section here is used as exhibition of fallout 4 locations in greater Boston, I think it should be trimmed a little. With relevant images moved to dedicated articles and iconic ones added to Fallout4 entry. --Pseudon2 (talk) 17:22, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Big Dig[edit source]

The current page references the Big Dig as if it historically occurred in the Fallout world.

I think this is an incorrect assumption, it would imply the elevated highway over central Boston was torn down and turned into a tunnel, and then the tunnel was filled in and replaced with a double-decker elevated highway.

It is especially odd when besides the filling in of Spectacle island, the consequences of the Big Dig, such as the filling of Quincy quarries and nearby landfills, evidently did not occur. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by Runninfar (talkcontribs) 6 April 2018‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

I assumed that the Big Dig had to have occurred because not only does the tunnel crossing the harbor exist, and the said landfill projects happened, but that they also alluded to it with the quest of the same name.--Ant2242 (talk) 22:49, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

The in-game harbor crossing tunnel you are referring to is a recreation of the Sumner Tunnel, which was completed decades before the Big Dig.

The tunnels created as a part of the Big Dig are the O'Neill Tunnel and the Ted Williams Tunnel. The latter of which is probably what you are referring to. Which is not featured in the game. The only other in-game tunnel under the harbor is the blue subway line. Which was also completed decades prior to the Big Dig.

As I prior mentioned, the only area filled in by the Big Dig that is filled in in-game is Spectacle Island, Quincy Quarries Reservation does not exist in game. It simply does not make much sense to consider it to happen when only one consequence of the dig exists in game, and the elevated highway it intended to bury is present in the game.


The quest name is probably in reference to the fact the quest itself mirrors the digging of the O'Neill Tunnel. Which dug through a variety of utility tunnels and home foundations. Runninfar (talk) 06:08, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Perhaps you are correct. You know much more on these subjects than I do. Could you please update the page?--18:05, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Of course! I was thinking of editing a number of pages to reflect how Boston locations diverge from real world history. Runninfar (talk) 18:53, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

I've added a section on the alternate history of Boston in the game. I tried to preserve a lot of the text you had added Ant, let me know how I did as I am very new to the Vault. Runninfar (talk) 02:08, 9 April 2018 (UTC)


Quincy Quarries

Are we sure that the Quarry was used as a nuclear dumping ground prior to the Great War?--Ant2242 (talk) 22:55, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Cleanup[edit source]

The page seems to need a fair bit of cleanup, A lot of the information present seems to be based on pre-release info about Fallout 4, I am pretty knowledgeable about the city of Boston and it's presence in Fallout 4, but am new to the vault and wiki editing in general so Im not sure I can personally do it very well.—Preceding unsigned comment was added by Runninfar (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Welcome to the wiki! If you wish to make additions or alterations to the page, please be our guest! You'll only get better at editing with practice. Believe me, I've been there myself not too long ago.--Ant2242 (talk) 21:57, 13 July 2018 (UTC)