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Convertible streetcars (and semi-convertibles?)

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, July 3, 2021 2:51 PM

From Jack May, unkown original source, 138th Street and Third Avenue, south end of the Boston Road line, with the entrance to the 138th Street IRT subway \

station in the background.

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 4:49 AM

At the same location, the Harlerm River Shuttle car that ran ever the 3rd Avenue Bridge to the wired loop under the Elevated structure across Third Avernue from the East 129th Street Carhouse.  The line was closed in 1940. when the 3rd Avenue Bridge was made one-way sourhbound, with the 1st Avernue bridge, that had been used by the Willis Avenue streetcars, made one-way northbound.  The Willis Avenur bus replaced both dtreetcar lines.

The tracks over the 3rd Avenue Bridge were retained until sometime in July 1947 for middte-of-the-night non-revenue car transfer moves.  

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 8:26 AM

Tell us the story behind Fontaine Fox and the Westchester trolley line

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 11:14 AM

Herewith:

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 11:18 AM

One of the Birneys of the type brought to the final ceremony as the closest thing to the cartoon's single-trucker immediately available.  3rd Av. leased these cars to Steinway.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, September 2, 2021 7:54 AM

A visit of (now) Shore-Line Trolley's 4573 to the Canarsie Shore:

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, September 2, 2021 11:12 AM

Henry Raudenbush

Attachments5:48 PM (1 hour ago)
 
 
 
Nice pictures!  Did a bit of location seeking.
 
 
 
11385  I think I have to differ on this location, but it is a bit tricky.  Note the NY Connecting RR catenary bridge in the background.  Neither the NYConn nor the LIRR Bay Ridge Branch would be visible from the Canarsie loop area.  I think this is in the extreme back of the yards at Fresh Pond Depot.  In the satellite view, this would be about the location of the blue P parking lot area, backing against the LIRR Montauk Branch (out of sight down in an a cut) and looking over the tracks of the Myrtle Ave el (hidden in the grass, from the low camera angle), to the NYConn. 
 

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