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Tuscarora Almanac for August 24
Posted by IRTRedbirdR33 on Sat Aug 24 09:06:18 2019
Tuscarora Almanac – August 24, 1902 – The Book of Last Runs
Manhattan, New York
Manhattan Railway Company
The last steam powered passenger train on the Third Avenue El departs from 129th Street station.
Source: ERA Bulletin /May 2015
Tuscarora Almanac – August 24, 1946 – The Book of Last Runs
Reading Transit Company
Streetcar service is discontinued on Route 5 Riverside – Cotton Street.
Source: “Pennsylvania Trolleys in Color”, Volume 1, by Mr. William D. Volkmer
Tuscarora Almanac – August 24, 1947 – The Book of Last Runs
Brooklyn, New York
New York City Board of Transportation
The Tompkins Avenue trolley line is discontinued. The last run was made by Peter Witt 8063.
Source: New York Division Bulletin / April 1977 / article by Mr. Edward B. Watson
Tuscarora Almanac - August 24, 1984 - The Book of Last Runs
Hoboken, New Jersey
New Jersey Transit Rail Operations
The famous Delaware, Lackawanna & Western electric MU cars made their final run today after fifty four years of service. The last trip was made on Morristown Line Train No. 639, a Hoboken to Dover run. The consist from west to east was 3454, 4615, 3234, 3547, 4347, 3596, 3210, 4602, 3234, 3513, 4330 and 3506.
Source: New York Division Bulletin / September 1984
u>Tuscarora Almanac - August 24, 2001 - The Book of Last Runs
Newark, New Jersey
New Jersey Transit Bus Operations
This is the last day of PCC car operation on the Newark City Subway.
There were originally thirty cars in the fleet. They had been built by the Saint Louis Car Company between 1946 and 1949 for service on the Twin City Rapid Transit lines in Minnesota. They came to Newark in 1953 and would provide all service on the Subway for the next forty eight years. Car 3 and 27 were sent to the Shaker Heights, Ohio system in 1977. Four other cars were scrapped or use for spare parts; 8, 18, 29 and 30. The last regular service car departed from Pennsylvania Station at 7:32 PM. After that several cars ran back and forth for the next two hours.
Sources: “Newark City Subway: End of the PCC Era” (New York Division Bulletin / October 2001) by Mr. Harold H. Geissenheimer
“PCC Farewell”, article (Railpace Magazine / October 2001) by Mr. Carl G. Perelman