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

Posted by Express Rider on Wed Dec 6 13:57:58 2017, in response to Re: Nighttime Shot of 3rd Ave El at 67th Street (1953), posted by JOE @ NYCMTS - NYCTMG on Wed Dec 6 12:27:07 2017.

I was told about the dead file purge during the early 60's at the TA, by the inidividual who formerly worked there. A travesty - certainly not like London Underground which archives what seems to be practically all their early records, being conscious it the systems history.

I was also told that some part of the IRT company's records were in a special collection at a college or university library up in Connecticut, and that George Horne, had done research for his history there.
I appreciate all the history and details you provide, and understand that research results for the minute detail of background material, may either take too much personal time, and given incomplete records may be inconclusive at best.

Maybe there is still enough source material and first or second hand knowledge amongst collectors, and those who post here, to still maybe assemble and write a history of the IRT by committee, if that is possible.

Thanks also for the info. about Composites in shuttle service on the Pelham line.
Best,
Express Rider




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