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Tuscarora Almanac for June 29

Posted by IRTRedbirdR33 on Mon Jun 29 08:55:13 2020

Tuscarora Almanac – June 29, 1939 – The Book of First and Last Runs

New Rochelle, New York
Third Avenue Railway System

The Webster Avenue streetcar line is converted to bus operation. The final run was made by car 47. Bus service will be run by the Westchester Street Transportation Company as Route P.

Source: New York Division Bulletin /June 2006, article by Mr. Bernard Linder

Tuscarora Almanac - June 29, 1947 - The Book of First and Last Runs

Manhattan, New York
Third Avenue Transit Corporation

This is the last day of operation of streetcar routes indigenous to the borough of Manhattan. The Third Avenue Transit Corporation discontinues service on Rt. K Broadway – Amsterdam & 125 Street, Rt. X 125th Street Crosstown and Broadway & 145th Street Line which was never assigned a route letter. Rt. K will be replaced by the M-100 Broadway-Kingsbridge and Rt. X by the M-102 125th Street Crosstown bus lines. These will be operated by the Surface Transit Corporation.

A ceremony was held at West 125th Street and Seventh Avenue in front of Blumstein’s Department Store. The final run was made by lightweight car 101. Several replacement buses were on display as well as a jury rigged horsecar.

This was not the complete end of streetcar service in Manhattan. Several of the Bronx lines would continue to cross the Harlem River into northern Manhattan until August 1948 and the Queensborough Bridge Railway would run until 1957.

The M-102 bus line ran along 125th Street between the Hudson River and 3rd Avenue. This route was already well served by the Bx-29 buses and it didn’t last very long. According to the X-Astorian the M-102 was discontinued two days later. The M-102 designation did return on July 1, 1974 replacing the M-101 A.

Sources: New York Division Bulletins / January, February, July 2001, articles by Mr. Bernard Linder
New York Division Bulletin / July 1961, article “The Parade of Streetcars” by mr. Melvin Rosenberg

Source: “Third Avenue Railway” (Railroad Avenue Enterprises /2001) by Mr. Frederick A. Kramer

Tuscarora Almanac – June 29, 1958 – The Book of Last Runs

Albany, New York
New York Central Railroad (NYCRR)
River Division

This is the last day of passenger train service on the West Shore Line between Weehawken and Albany. The final westbound run will be made by train no. 81.
The last eastbound is No. 84. The consist was headed up by two ALCO Rs-3 road switchers. 8270 is in the lead with two coaches and six baggage and mail cars.

(8270 was amodel RS-3, It was classified by the NYC as DRSP-6c.

Commuter service between Haverstraw and Weehawken will continue until December 10, 1959.

Source: “Along the Old West Shore” (Stony Cove & Catskill Mountain Press / 2017) by Mr. John M. Ham

Tuscarora Almanac – June 29, 1992 – The Book of Last Runs

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

Streetcar Rt. 56 Erie-Torresdale Avenues is converted to bus operation..

Source: Springirth, Kenneth C Philadelphia Electrified Rail Line in Color (2016), Morning Sun Books

Tuscarora Almanac - June 29, 1996 - The Book of Last Runs

Westchester County, New York
Metro-North Railroad

This is the last full day or service at Crugers (MP37) and Montrose (MP39) stations on the Hudson Line. The very last train to serve these stations was No 8803, a Croton to Poughkeepsie Shuttle in the early morning hours of June 30, 1996. There are replaced by a new station called “Cortlandt”.

Tuscarora Almanac – June 29, 2003 – The Book of First Runs

Jersey City, New Jersey
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation

The PATH Exchange Place station is Jersey City re-opens after being closed since September 11, 2001. In order to convert the station into a terminal a great deal of reconstruction was involved including the re-boring of Tunnel L (formerly the Penn Pocket). Trains from Newark can arrive and depart from either track while trains from Hoboken can only arrive in Tunnel F (Manhattan bound tube). Accordingly a special operation is in effect. The inbound train from Newark arrives in Tunnel E and becomes the outbound train to Hoboken. The inbound train from Hoboken arrives in Tunnel F and become the outbound train to Newark.

Source: New York Division Bulletin /August 2003, article by Mr. Randy Glucksman

Larry, RedbirdR33

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