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

Posted by JOE @ NYCMTS - NYCTMG on Tue Dec 5 22:06:37 2017, in response to Re: Nighttime Shot of 3rd Ave El at 67th Street (1953), posted by IRTRedbirdR33 on Tue Dec 5 21:15:57 2017.

Hello Larry

I guess you do not read my various postings on this site -- as this information was already answered long ago today 12-5-2017 00:17:33 in my message text to ELKEEPER -- see copy pasted specific text here below..
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....."Hello ELKeeper

In the past 5 decades or so, I haven't seen any concise listing of each and every Composite car and its disposition and why and when it was disposed of.

However, what is known is that 500 Composite Cars were built between 1902-03, and by 1916 when they were being modified for and transferred to the two east side Manhattan El lines as Express Service trains, by then 23 Composites were already damaged or destroyed by fires and accidents, wrecks.

68 Composites were also scrapped in 1938 -- likely those in damaged or poor condition and likely stripped for usable parts for still operating composite cars in that fleet. This likely was due to the surplus of Gate and MUDC EL cars used to service the late 1937 closed 6th Avenue EL, to replace these 68 Composites.
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Regards - Joe F


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