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Tuscarora Almanac for June 29

Posted by IRTRedbirdR33 on Mon Jun 29 08:56:16 2020

Tuscarora Almanac – June 29, 1939 – The Book of First and Last Runs

New Rochelle, New York
Third Avenue Railway System

The Webster Avenue streetcar line is converted to bus operation. The final run was made by car 47. Bus service will be run by the Westchester Street Transportation Company as Route P.

Source: New York Division Bulletin /June 2006, article by Mr. Bernard Linder

Tuscarora Almanac - June 29, 1947 - The Book of First and Last Runs

Manhattan, New York
Third Avenue Transit Corporation

This is the last day of operation of streetcar routes indigenous to the borough of Manhattan. The Third Avenue Transit Corporation discontinues service on Rt. K Broadway – Amsterdam & 125 Street, Rt. X 125th Street Crosstown and Broadway & 145th Street Line which was never assigned a route letter. Rt. K will be replaced by the M-100 Broadway-Kingsbridge and Rt. X by the M-102 125th Street Crosstown bus lines. These will be operated by the Surface Transit Corporation.

A ceremony was held at West 125th Street and Seventh Avenue in front of Blumstein’s Department Store. The final run was made by lightweight car 101. Several replacement buses were on display as well as a jury rigged horsecar.

This was not the complete end of streetcar service in Manhattan. Several of the Bronx lines would continue to cross the Harlem River into northern Manhattan until August 1948 and the Queensborough Bridge Railway would run until 1957.

The M-102 bus line ran along 125th Street between the Hudson River and 3rd Avenue. This route was already well served by the Bx-29 buses and it didn’t last very long. According to the X-Astorian the M-102 was discontinued two days later. The M-102 designation did return on July 1, 1974 replacing the M-101 A.

Sources: New York Division Bulletins / January, February, July 2001, articles by Mr. Bernard Linder
New York Division Bulletin / July 1961, article “The Parade of Streetcars” by mr. Melvin Rosenberg

Source: “Third Avenue Railway” (Railroad Avenue Enterprises /2001) by Mr. Frederick A. Kramer

Larry, RedbirdR33

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