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Tuscarora Almanac for September 15

Posted by IRTRedbirdR33 on Tue Sep 15 14:07:03 2020

Tuscarora Almanac – September 15, 1834 – The Book of First Runs

Jersey City, New Jersey
New Jersey Railroad & Transportation Company

The New Jersey Railroad begins operation of the line between Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey. The NJRR & TC would eventually become part of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Source: Yanosey, Robert J Pennsylvania Railroad Facilities In Color / Volume 1: New York Division (2008), Morning Sun Books

Tuscarora Almanac - September 15, 1958 - The Book of Wrecks

Newark, New Jersey
Central Railroad of New Jersey

Jersey Central Railroad Train No 3314 en-route from Bay Head to Jersey City runs through the open Newark Bay Drawbridge. Two diesels and three cars fall into Newark Bay. The engineer, fireman and forty six passengers lost their lives.

Source: "Next Stop Grand Central" (Boston Mills Press / 1986) by Mr. Stan Fischler

Tuscarora Almanac – September 15, 1958 – The Book of Last Runs

Syracuse, New York
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Scranton Division

The Lackawanna Railroad discontinues passenger service on the Syracuse Branch. The branch ran for eighty miles between Binghamton (MP 191.72) and Syracuse (MP 271.16). At one time it extended north to Oswego on Lake Erie. Passenger service at the end consisted of one train, the “Interstate Express”. This train was carded as running between Syracuse and Washington DC.

The following stations lost passenger service: Syracuse, Jamesville, Apulia, Tully, Homer, Cortland, Blodgett Mills, Marathon, Killawog, Lisle, Whitney Point, Chenango Forks and Chenango Bridge.

(1) “Lackawanna Railroad in Color”, Volume 3 (Morning Sun Books / 2005) by Mr. John R. Canfield
(2) Lackawanna Railroad Time Tables, Form 10 , effective January 10, 1954

Tuscarora Almanac - September 15, 1971 - The Book of First Runs

Croton-Harmon, New York
Penn Central Transportation Company
Metropolitan Region

The first of the new MTA M-1A "Metropolitan" electric mu cars begin service on the Hudson Division. The M-1A’s are numbered 8200 to 8377 and would go to serve Conrail and Metro-North.

Source: New York Division Bulletin / February 1973

Tuscarora Almanac – September 15, 2002 – The Book of First Runs

Manhattan, New York
New York City Transit Authority – IRT Division

The South Ferry (Loop) terminal and the Rector Street station return to service for the first time since September 11, 2001. The first No.1 train had cars 2210-06 and 2196-2200.

Source: New York Division Bulletin /October 2002

MainR 3664 added the following: I remember the resumption of service to South Ferry- the vibrations quickly collapsed George's Diner!! (S/E corner of Rector and Greenwich Streets). The official theory was that the collapse of the tower a year earlier had weakened the building, but that had gone unnoticed. Then, all of a sudden, running the trains again finished the job. Luckily, the collapse happened in the early AM hours, so no one was hurt.

Larry, RedbirdR33


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