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

Posted by JOE @ NYCMTS - NYCTMG on Mon Dec 4 16:08:58 2017, in response to Re: Nighttime Shot of 3rd Ave El at 67th Street (1953), posted by Elkeeper on Mon Dec 4 15:33:55 2017.


The Composites did not run on the 6th Ave EL due to some weight restrictions on the lower part of the EL from Morris St Junction north to W. 3rd St. However -- they were too heavy also for most of the 9th Avenue El portions below W.99th Street to South Ferry.

The Composites (those that were not scrapped due to fires or accidents) ran in their vast majority fleet numbers - in 2nd and 3rd Ave EL express services thru June 1940 when the 2nd Ave EL from E. 60th Street to the Bronx Harlem River Bridge (E.129th St) was closed. After that Gate Cars and MUDC's handled all Express services on the 2nd Ave EL in routes which ran from either City Hall or South Ferry to and across the (59th St) Queensboro Bridge to either the IRT Flushing EL or the IRT Astoria EL

The Composites from June 1940 thru May April-May 1950 continued as previously, to be operated in Express Services on the 3rd Avenue EL, as well as a fet sets of Composites used for the Polo Grounds Shuttle services (ex. 9th ave El remains) from June 1940 thru very early 1950-- when they were replaced by a few sets of Hi-V Motor Cars.

The Composites trucks were needed as I previously stated in another message on this site, for installation under the Motor A & C "Q" Type EL cars. The Q Types replaced all the Composites by May 1950 on the 3rd Ave EL express services. Some Composites were used thru 1951 as work horses in yards involved with scrapping the Composites and surplus very old EL gate Cars .

regards - Joe F


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