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Tuscarora Almanac for August 1
Posted by IRTRedbirdR33 on Sat Aug 1 09:05:38 2020
Tuscarora Almanac – August 1, 1862 – The Book of First Runs
Jersey City, New Jersey
New Jersey Railroad and Transportation Company
Service begins on a second Hudson River ferry route. This one will run between Paulus Hook, Jersey City and Desbrosses Street in Manhattan. This service will last until 1930. The Desbrosses Street Pier was for many years the southern terminus of the Hudson River Day Line.
Source: “Over & Back” (Fordham University Press /1990) by Mr. Brian J. Cudahy
Tuscarora Almanac - August 1, 1908 - The Book of First Runs
The Bronx, New York
Interborough Rapid Transit Company
The Broadway Line is extended from 225th Street to 242 Street. Stations are opened at 231st Street, 238th Street and 242 Street. The temporary station at 230th Street is closed.
Source: New York Division Bulletin /July 1985, article by Mr. David Rogoff
Tuscarora Almanac – August 1, 1917 – The Book of First Runs
Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia & Garrettford Street Railway
The railway extends its service on the Sharon Hill line from Clifton Heights to Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania.
Source: Springirth, Kenneth C Philadelphia Electrified Rail Line in Color (2016), Morning Sun Books
Tuscarora Almanac - August 1, 1918 - The Book of First Runs
New York City
Interborough Rapid Transit Corporation
The tracks of the Contract I subway on Broadway north of 42nd Street are connected to the tracks of the Contract III stations at Times Square located on 7th Avenue. This permits through service along the entire length of the Broadway - 7th Avenue Line.
The IRT Pelham Line opens between 125th Street - Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue - 138th Street. A new station is opened at 3rd Avenue -138th Street.
The 42nd Street Shuttle begins operation between Times Square and Grand Central. Due to severe overcrowding service is suspended three days later. The shuttle re-opened on September 28, 1918. Red and Green colored lights were placed in the ceiling to help passengers find their way.
Source: New York Division Bulletin /April 1974, article by Mr. Bernard Linder
Tuscarora Almanac – August 1, 1920 – The Book of First Runs
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, New York
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company
The 60th Street Tunnel under the East River opens connecting Lexington Avenue-60th Street station in Manhattan with Queensboro Plaza station in Queens.
The Montague Street Tunnel under the East River as well as the Montague Street Line in Brooklyn opens. The line connects the Whitehall Street station in Manhattan with the Dekalb Avenue station in Brooklyn. There is one station on this line at Court Street. Lawrence Street station will not open until October 18, 1924.
Source: New York Division Bulletins / June 1965 and April 2005, articles by Mr. David Rogoff and Mr. Bernard Linder
Tuscarora Almanac – August 1, 1929 – The Book of Last Runs
Linoleumville, Staten Island
Carteret Ferry Company
Service is discontinued across the Arthur Kill between Carteret, New Jersey and Linoleumville, Staten Island. The final run was made by the ferryboat CLINTON which was built in 1862 and served in the Union Navy as the COMMODORE.
Ed. Note : Linoleumville was named for the American Linoleum Company. The area is better known as Rossville.
Source: “Over & Back” (Fordham University Press / 1990) by Mr. Brian J. Cudahy
Tuscarora Almanac - August 1, 1939 - The Book of First Runs
Secaucus, New Jersey
New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad
A new station is opened underneath the approaches to the Lincoln Tunnel. It will be known as "Susquehanna Transfer" and will permit passengers to transfer to and from buses to Midtown Manhattan.
Source: "New York, Susquehanna & Western RR" by John Krause and Ed Crist. , Carstens Publications, Inc. 1980.
Tuscarora Almanac – August 1, 1939 – The Book of First and Last Runs
Westchester County, New York
Third Avenue Railway System
The Third Avenue Railway Company converts the Glen Island trolley line to bus operation. Bus service will be provided by the Westchester Street Transportation Company as Route H/J. The final run was made by car 296.
Also converted is the Hudson Park trolley line. Bus service will be provided by the Westchester Street Transportation Company as Route L. The final run was made by car 282.
Source: New York Division Bulletins / October & November 2005, articles by Mr. Bernard Linder
Altoona & Logan Valley Electric Railway
Trolley service is discontinued on the 2nd Street Line in Altoona, Pennsylvania
Source: “Pennsylvania Trolleys in Color”, Volume 1, (Morning Sun Books /1997) by Mr. William D. Volkmer
Tuscarora Almanac - August 1, 1954 - The Book of Last Runs
Manhattan, New York
Hudson & Manhattan Railroad
The 19th Street station on the 6th Avenue Line is closed
Tuscarora Almanac – August 1, 1958 – The Book of Last Runs
Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern Railroad
Interurban rail service ends on the last remaining line connected Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa. The final run was made by car 381.
Source: “Iowa Trolleys In Color” (Morning Sun Books / 2009) by Mr. Edward A. Ridolph
Tuscarora Almanac – August 1, 1963 – The Book of First Runs
Hoboken, New Jersey
Erie Lackawanna Railroad
The premier passenger train on the Hoboken-Chicago run, “The Erie-Lackawanna Limited”, Nos. 1 & 2 is re-named “The Phoebe Snow”. “The Phoebe Snow had been the pride of the Lackawanna Railroad before the merger. It ran between Hoboken and Buffalo with a dining car and the famous observation cars. After the merger with the Erie Railroad is was combined with “The Erie-Lackawanna Limited” between Hoboken and Elmira. The observation cars were put in storage. The “Phoebe Snow” name was dropped effective with the October 1962 timetable.
William White was brought in as Chairman of the Erie Lackawanna in the middle of 1963 and one of the first things he did was to bring back “The Phoebe Snow”, now as a Hoboken-Chicago train. The observation cars were taken out of storage and restored to their proper use.
NOTE: The two observation cars now are part of the Metro-North Railroads’ inspection train.
Source: “Erie Lackawanna Through Passenger Service in Color” (Morning Sun Books / 2006) by Mr. John J. Boehner