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Re: Tuscarora Almanac for July 29

Posted by gbs on Fri Jul 31 22:13:38 2020, in response to Re: Tuscarora Almanac for July 29, posted by zac on Fri Jul 31 17:39:30 2020.

In the mid- to late-sixties I rode both the Myrtle and Third Av Els a couple of times from end to end, but I have only a few memories.

On the Myrtle I too recall high sills, but I also remember sill extensions. Maybe that's a false memory after having seen sill extensions on the museum cars. But if they were on the Q cars back then, the high sills would have allowed the extensions to ride above the platforms, so there was no problem with them fitting. I never used the paper transfers to the IND at Bridge/Jay because I always paid and entered at Metropolitan, and the tickets were given only south of Broadway.

On Third Av at the hub I recall walking on the overhead passage and seeing a kiosk at the subway entrance below. I rode the World's Fair cars, and was shocked when someone told me they were newer than the Arnines that I was familiar with. They were so ugly and primitive and seemed stripped down and bare. Going uptown I recall the curve north of 183 St, as Third Av veers west on its way to joining Webster Av at Fordham Rd. And just before the sharp right turn onto Gun Hill Rd there was a rectangular STOP sign, white with black capital letters.


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