Third Avenue's Second-Hand Cars

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Third Avenue's Second-Hand Cars
Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:24 PM

1201-1225, built 1924, Osgood Bradley, wider than all other TARS-TATS cars. Square, non-tapered ends, bought 1933, used only on Webster Avenue.  1210 had one end damaged as was repaired wirh that end rapaired as in a regular homemade lightweight

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:31 AM

No 1226 or 1227 that I know of.

1228 and 1229 similar to above, also Osgood Bradley, but normal TARs-TATS width and tapered ends.  Could be used wired-system-wide, but used mainly on Webster.  From Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Northern States Power Company:

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:48 AM

1230-1239, ex San Antonio, Texas, Public Servive (3'-6" gauge) American Car. Co.:

161-163rd St. Crosstown:

 

Headed for Kingsbridge Carhouse at 225th & Broadway,  Mable Hill:

 

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Posted by MidlandMike on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:17 PM

Were the narrow gage cars the same size as the other cars?

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:05 AM

Yes.  I never knew they were narrow gauge untiil the data in the Siefried book was shown to me.

Similarly, the Los Angeles narrow-gauge, also 3' - 6," were standard width.

Washington, DC, were one-window shorter to fit the Georgetpwn carhouise transfer table, but I do not know about the Lost Angeles Railways PCCs.

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:34 AM

1250 was one St. Luis-built, ex-Kankakee & Urbana car, like 1201-1225 too wide for use other than the Webster & White Plains Av. "W" line.  Currently lacking a scanned photo, but identacle in appearance to 1201-1225 after the door arrangement was altered to the TARS-TATS usual practice.

1251-1256, American Car Co., ex=Lake Superior District Power Co., Ironwood, MI.

University Avenue Line "U," then used on the "C" Bronx and Van Courtland Parks, and on Bailey Avenue:

I thought 1251-1256 the best of the 1200s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, January 22, 2021 8:24 AM

Note  cars missing for numbers 1226 and 1227.  Whein I visited the Garden Avenue Yard for the first time at age 15 in 1947, I saw two derellict Connecticut Company steel car bodies.  I was told they had not been ovehauled and used because of too much rust.  They were gone by my next visit.  Possibly the two numbers were held for them in case their rehbilitation was necded?

1257 abd 1258 were from the Interstate Street Railway of Attleboro. Massachustts,  built by Wasoon.   Lacking scanned photo at the moment.

1259 was the first and somewhat exprimental Third Avenue home-built car. Hope to find an old negative for scanning for thid one. 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:43 AM

The last three, 1260 - 1262, Brill, from Sunberry and Balinsgrove Ry.,  Balinsgrove, PA.  On University Avenue until it went bus, but occasionaly on Ogden:

Hope to find. scan, and post the missing pictures.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, February 4, 2021 6:19 AM

Found my not-very-good photo showing the repaired damaged end of 1210.  Did the best I could with it and cleaned-up the photo posted earlier of the undamaged end:

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:08 PM

Another view of 1256 on Universoty Avednue

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, February 26, 2021 7:38 AM

ote the difference, 1235 behind Kingsbridge carhouse:

1256:  12 regolar windoows and one small window

1235:   12 regular windows and a door de-activated.

The car originally had four double doors, b ut Third Avenue cars had a dounle entrance door and a single rear door.  1256 came that way

  

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:00 PM

Previous post corrected.

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