Third Avenue Lightweight Streetcars

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:39 AM

 It may take several days because of the limited bandwidth at the Yeshiva which does not permit me to use Imgut, or today use the send button on Yahoo!   By Wednesday I should be back at the HU Library and will be able to use their wifi and will post full-size pictures.  If you are in a hurrey, remind me of your email address at daveklepper@yahoo.com, and I will tranfer your address to gmail and send the photos as jpg or bitmao (bpm) or whatever you would like attachments.  These two negative fortunately did not need much repair work.

I deeply appreciae your interest!

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, July 14, 2019 2:07 PM

Here are the missing 2 pictures on Third Ave. from David. Glad to help out Dave.

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:41 AM

i did some electronic darkroom work on this photo for better balance and wish you to benefit from it.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, December 2, 2019 3:30 AM

Third Avenue in the final month, March 1947, of the "T" Third and Amsterdam Avenues, line.  (125th St. was the link between the two Avenues.)  Note that its track was maintained until after 29 June 1947 for the K, ("Kingsbridge") 125th, Amst., St. Nich,m and B'way line, and south of 125th to 65th and 3rd for put-ins and pull-out that would carry passengers.  Park Row. Bowery and 6th, and 125th and 3rd photos:

 

 

Problems.   Added photos when problems fixed.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, December 2, 2019 12:04 PM

Believe the problem is solved:

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:22 AM

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This photo was taken before I received the first camera I owned, a black Leica D.  It was the first railfan photo I took. either with my parents' folding camera, or with a friend's Rollaflex. The streetcar design (Aluminum) is my very favorite, the Broadway - 42nd Street line the one I rode most often as a kid, and the location where my favorite restaurants are located.  72nd and Amsterdam and Broadway.  Look closely and you can see the 10th Avenue line going off to the left, with car 600 barely past the junction.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:01 AM

It never fails to amaze me what was, and now isn't.  

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:18 AM

Two ex-Manhattan, conduit, Third and Amsterdam Avenue cars, now with poles for operation in The Bronx, at the 161st  street Bronx Concourse underpass in late 1947:

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, August 24, 2020 1:44 AM

Most of the 1936-1937, first mostly-new-material and regenrative-braling, home-built Third Avenue lightweights in the 301-400 series were assigned to Yonkers and Subway - New Rochelle service.  Exceptions were 397-400, equipped for conduit and assisting 101-200 on Manhattan routes, 101-200 similar, but built by splicing two single-truck cars together.  Also five others, including 374 pictures, were assigned to The Bronx's Ogdan Avenue Line because of its steep grade.  When Ogden Avenue went bus, they were to replace 229th St. - Mt. Vernon convertable cars, but apparently 384 was kept in The Bronx and used on the 161st Crosstown X, which used Jerome Avenue for a short distance between the ramp to the McCoombs Dam Bridge (to 155th St. and the Polo Grounds) and 161st where it is shown.  It got to Yonkers and Westchester soon after, however.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, August 24, 2020 6:58 AM

My grievous error!   The north end of Jerome Avenue, not the south end.  A "4" and not an "X" at the front.  On the right is the entrance to the Woodlawn IRT elevated terminal for the subwayi line now labeled 4 (but not in 1948).  And the 384 probably was always a Yonkers ciar, and the 4 Yonkers route is the McLean Avenue line from Foot of Main Street (by the NYCentral Station), through Getty's Sqiare, to Jerome Avenue and Woodlawn Rd.  Here's an upgrade of the picture:

  

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 5:43 AM

Error upon error. Jack May, my The Bronx expert, had told me the concrete structure is not what I thought it was, this confirmed by a resident Transit Authoritiy expert, and that the location is Bascobal Place on Ogden Avenue, a short distance south of the east end of Washington Bridge, and thus 384 is on the "O" Ogden Avenue, the route that crossed the Harlem River twice, running from 155th Street and Amsterdam Avenue to 181st Street and Broadway via Ogden Avenue in The Bronx..

But here is ex-Manhattan 141 on 138th Street in The Bronx:

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:04 AM

Showing the transformation of some of the newest Third Avenue cars from conduit Manhattan cars to pole The Bronx cars, 640 is an example:

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, August 29, 2020 4:45 PM

More at the east end of the Washington Bridge:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, September 7, 2020 10:42 PM

194 near the 125th Street Fort Lee Ferry and then after the last day od Bronx Streetcars (nw with trolley pole) in the Bronx West Farms carhouse.  It lasted a few more years in Yonkers:

 

 

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