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Tuscarora Almanac for October 18

Posted by IRTRedbirdR33 on Fri Oct 18 09:03:28 2019

Tuscarora Almanac – October 18, 1912 – The Book of Last Runs

Bronx, New York
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company

Service is discontinued on the Steamer Maryland Ferry between Port Morris in The Bronx and Exchange Place in Jersey City. The ferryboat MARYLAND (II) carried two trains a day each way. The vessel was converted to a barge in 1913.

Source: “Over & Back” (Fordham University Press /1990) by Mr. Brian J. Cudahy

Tuscarora Almanac – October 18, 1920 – The Book of Last Runs

Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company

The Canarsie Line is cut back from the Canarsie Pier to Rockaway Parkway. Service to the stations at Flatlands Avenue, Avenue L and the Canarsie Terminal will now be provided by trolley cars operating on the former rapid transit ROW.

Source: New York Division Bulletin /September 1998, article by Mr. Bernard Linder

Tuscarora Almanac – October 18, 1957 - The Book of Wrecks

Holtsville, New York
Long Island Railroad

A two car train of RDC’s collides with a loaded sand truck in Holtsville, New York.
The engineer, Mr. Patsy Molese, was fatally injured.

The lead car was RDC-1(all-coach) 3101. It was badly damaged and placed on the dead line in Corona on the remnant of the old Whitestone Branch. It was sold for scrap in December, 1971. The second car was RDC-2 3121 (combine). She was sold to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and later to the Maryland DOT. She was listed as “stored, unserviceable” in December, 1989.

Source: “Long Island Rail Road Power in Color” (Morning Sun Books / 2016), by Mr. Arthur J. Erdman

“Budd Car, The RDC Story” (Weekend Chief Publishing / 1990) by Mr. Chuck Crouse

Tuscarora Almanac – October 18, 1999 – The Book of First Runs

Brooklyn, New York
New York City Transit Authority
BMT Division

The Franklin Avenue Shuttle re-opens for service after being closed since July 1998 for reconstruction. The first train is run for the media with R-68’s 2921-2920. Regular service begins just after 10 AM with the above train and R-68’s 2922-2923.

Source: New York Division Bulletin /December 1999

Personal Note: Doug Diamond aka BMT Man was very interested in the re-building of the Franklin Avenue Shuttle. He provided us with frequent updates on the old Sub-Talk Bulletin Board.

Larry, RedbirdR33


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