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Tuscarora Almanac for July 11

Posted by IRTRedbirdR33 on Wed Jul 11 05:16:11 2018





Tuscarora Almanac – July 11, 1936 – The Book of First Runs

New York City
New York City Omnibus Corporation

The Triborough Bridge connecting Manhattan, The Bronx and Queens opens today. A new bus route known as Route TB Triboro Bridge Line begins service as well. There are actually two routes. One runs between East 125th Street-Lexington Avenue, Manhattan and 37th Street-24th Avenue, Astoria. The second route to Astoria runs from East 138th Street-Southern Boulevard, The Bronx. A third route between Manhattan and Ward’s Island will not begin May 15, 1937.

Source; New York Division Bulletin / January 1988, article by Mr. Bernard Linder

Tuscarora Almanac – July 11, 1948 – The Book of First and Last Runs

The Bronx, New York
Third Avenue Transit Corporation

Four Bronx streetcar lines are converted to bus operation;

Rt. A – Westchester Avenue to Bx-42
Rt. L – Saint Ann’s Avenue to Bx-32
Rt. X – 138th Street Crosstown to Bx-33
Rt. X – 167th Street Crosstown to Bx-35

Source: New York Division Bulletin /1998-99 various issues, articles by Mr. Bernard Linder



Tuscarora Almanac – July 11, 1966 – The Book of First Runs

Manhattan, New York
New York City Transit Authority
IND Division

Weekday “F” trains will terminate at Second Avenue instead of Broadway-Lafayette Street. They will operate over the local tracks from West 4th Street south. This extension is being done to permit the express track south of Broadway-Lafayette Street to be connected into the Chrystie Street Subway. Normal service will resume on August 30.

Source: New York Division Bulletin / August 1966





Tuscarora Almanac - July 11, 1969 - The Book of Last Runs

Brooklyn and Queens, New York
New York City Transit Authority – BMT Division

This is the last day of PM rush hour skip - stop service on the BMT Jamaica Line. "KK" and "QJ" trains will continue to operate to 168 Street but will now make all stops.

Source: New York Division Bulletin /August 1969



Tuscarora Almanac – July 11, 2008 – The Book of Last Runs

Hoboken, New Jersey
New Jersey Transit Rail Operations


The last Comet I-B ("Comarrow") push-pull conversion cars operate in passenger service on NJ Transit, with car 5227 on train 1152 (Bergen Line) and 5232 and 5163 on 1612 (Pascack Valley Line), in mixed trains with former EL/NJDOT Comet I equipment. Built by St. Louis Car in 1968 as PRR MP85E6 "Arrow I" electric MUs purchased by New Jersey Department of Transportation for high speed Northeast Corridor service between New York and Trenton, these were among the few all stainless cars built by St. Louis Car along with SEPTA's SIlverliner IIIs (unlike the R38-R44 series built with carbon-based alloy with external stainless sheetmetal). The Arrow I cars were mothballed in 1979-80 and converted to push-pull cabs and trailer coaches by Morrison Knudsen in 1987-1988. The State of California (Caltrans) purchased 14 cars in 2008 that were rebuilt in 2013-14 and now operate on the San Joaquin line.

This article was written by Mr. Kevin Wong

Larry, RedbirdR33


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