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Re: The Third Avenue El: Finale - April 28-29, 1973

Posted by Larry,RedbirdR33 on Mon Apr 29 18:00:09 2013, in response to Re: The Third Avenue El: Finale - April 28-29, 1973, posted by William A. Padron on Mon Apr 29 14:06:13 2013.

.S. To Larry,RedbirdR33 = As a request, can you repost from your Book of First Runs, the day when the IND took over the Fulton Street El on that April 29, 1956 with those R-10's running and the car numbers? Thanks in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

William: Always glad to help.

April 29, 1956 This is the first day of operation of IND Route A 8th Avenue Express trains over the former BMT Fulton Street El in Queens between 80 Street-Hudson Street Station and Lefferts Boulevard Terminal. The first train was a special which ran non-stop from Grant Avenue to Lefferts Boulevard. It carried passengers and various dignitaries. The consist was ten R-10s, 3153,1811,3288,3316,1851,1817,3108,3185,3342,3343.
The first train in regular service left Euclid Avenue at 12:21 PM and had a four car consist of R-10s; 3004,1820,1808,3049.
ERA Headlights June 1956

Larry, RedbirdR33

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