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Re: Nighttime Shot of 3rd Ave El at 67th Street (1953)

Posted by JOE @ NYCMTS - NYCTMG on Sat Dec 2 16:50:53 2017, in response to Re: Nighttime Shot of 3rd Ave El at 67th Street (1953), posted by Elkeeper on Sat Dec 2 15:49:15 2017.

Hello ELKEEPER

If you fully read my (long) post about the Composites (re: question as to why were they removed from service) -- you would have seen this same fact (Below) already mentioned by me in my historical recitation...
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...." (1) -- Therefore, strict rule: NO TWO MOTOR CARS could be coupled together with both Motor trucks facing each other !

(2) -- Therefore, on the West Side IRT 6th & 9th Ave. EL's, all Elevated Motor Car "motor trucks" were at the SOUTH-facing end of each motor car;

(3) -- And on the East Side IRT EL's, all motor trucks were at the NORTH-facing end of each motor car;....."
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And yes, correct for the Forney Steam Locos - (Cab-first or Tender-first running) but near the end of steam year 1902 I think that positioning was a crap shoot, heh

regards - Joe F


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