1930s Third Avenue Railways purchase of 2nd-hand lightweight streetcars

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1930s Third Avenue Railways purchase of 2nd-hand lightweight streetcars
Posted by daveklepper on Friday, January 25, 2019 4:50 AM

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, January 25, 2019 5:50 PM

I just found out from Mike, and I know it's tomorrow in Israel by now, but...

Happy birthday David!   Happy B-Day

And thanks for the new "trolley tales!"

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, January 25, 2019 9:00 PM

David is one of the very few rail enthusiast's and perhaps the only Forum member who actually rode behind the PRR T1's and knows it and can report about it. Also probably the S2 and one of the few still around that saw the S1 live and in person on more than one occasion. 

Jan 25, 1932   Day 1  Birthday Card from Mike 

This ad ran the day David was born.

 

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Posted by Erik_Mag on Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:46 PM

Happy Birthday David!

Figured I might as well chime in with the greetings - yesterday was my aunt Pat's 92nd - she has vague memories of the movie Danger Light being filmed.

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Posted by Jones1945 on Sunday, January 27, 2019 12:43 PM

Wish you a belated happy birthday, Mr. Klepper! 

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:13 AM

Thanks to all of you.  And blessings.   Been busy.  Never road behind the S1.  but did get close to it several times, 1939, 1940, NYWF.

Great NYNH&H If pix

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Posted by MidlandMike on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 4:22 PM

The picture of the train running by the Catskills also remind me that Dave K also rode the NYC (ex-U&D) branch into those mountains while they still had passenger service.

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:35 AM

Restored some more old photos.  First the streetcar that I first ran in Autumn 1947 with the Irish-born operator who was my teacher, at 233 and Broadway, same as the earlier photo of 1252 (ex-San Antonio) at this thead's first posting.

Next, in taking a the 3/4-angle picture on the first posting, the operator allowed me to make a photo stop.  So a 163rd Street Crosstown put-in headed from the Kingsbridge Car-house (connected to The Bronx tracks by the K's tracks with both conduit and wire north of the carhouse, although the K had gone bus by the time I learned streetcar operation) made a meet with us on the Bailey Avenue double track, and the operator stopped to learn what, exactly, was going on.

1244 may have been ex-Staten Island, definitely different design that 1252.

Some reader may have a list of where all the 1201s originated.

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:44 PM
Do not remember poles and wires at the Washington Bridge
 
Photo is thus at the eastern end of the McCombs Dam (155th Street) Bridge, close to the labeled intersection of Jerme and Ogden
 
Date around 1935, after purchase of the 2nd-hand cars, but before construction of any of the 301-400.

The grey out-of-focus background must include the 9th AVenue Elevated ex-Putnam Division Bridge.

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