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W.B.'s Bus Almanac for March 25th

Posted by W.B. on Wed Mar 25 00:23:18 2020


March 25, 1936 - The Book of First and Last Runs

Manhattan, New York
New York Railways Corporation
New York City Omnibus Corporation

Buses replace streetcars on the Lexington Avenue and Lexington & Lenox Avenues lines. The trolleys had been run by New York Railways. Streetcar service on Lexington began on April 1, 1895 by horsecar, replaced by cable cars on October 7, 1895; the entire route was electrified on May 5, 1901. The new bus service will be operated by New York City Omnibus as Routes 3 and 4, respectively.

This completes the motorization of New York Railways' longitudinal (north-south) routes; all remaining rails-to-rubber 'bustitutions' over the next two months will be of crosstown (east-west) routes.

(Sources: "Lexington Av. Gets Buses Wednesday," The New York Times, March 22, 1936; "Buses Run Today on Lexington Ave.," The New York Times, March 25, 1936; "Lexington Av. Bids Adieu to Trolleys," The New York Times, March 26, 1936.)


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