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Tuscarora Almanac for May 13

Posted by IRTRedbirdR33 on Fri May 13 10:18:58 2022

Tuscarora Almanac – May 13, 1923 – The Book of First Runs

Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

The B&O begins operation of an all-Pullman train between Baltimore, Maryland and Chicago, Illinois. The train will be known as “The Capitol Limited” and will be carry nos. 5 & 6.

Source: “Baltimore & Ohio Through Passenger Service” (Morning Sun Books / 2011) by Mr. Bob Withers

Tuscarora Almanac – May 13, 1939 – The Book of Last Runs

Dayton, Ohio
Cincinati & Lake Erie Railroad

Service is discontinued on the interurban line between Dayton and Hamilton, Ohio.

Source: “Ohio Valley Trolleys in Color”, (Morning Sun Books / 2007) by Mr. Edward A. Ridolph

Tuscarora Almanac – May 13, 1949 – The Book of Last Runs

Buffalo, New York
Nickel Plate Railroad

The Nickle Plate Railroad takes delivery of its very last steam locomotive. It was Class S-2 Berkshire No. 779.

Source: Nickel Plate Road in Color by Stephen M. Timko

Tuscarora Almanac - May 13, 1968 - The Book of First Runs

Manhattan, New York
New York City Transit Authority
IRT Division

A new station called “148th Street-Lenox Terminal” opens today in the IRT Lenox Avenue Yard. It consists of a single island platform and two tracks.
The entrance is actually on 149 Street and 7 Avenue. # 3 trains had been terminating there since May 5 but had been running light north of the former terminal at 145th Street.

Source: New York Division Bulletin /June 1968

Tuscarora Almanac - May 13, 1974 - The Book of First Runs

Manhattan, New York
New York City Transit Authority
IND Division

The “State of the Art Cars”, (SOAC) were presented to the press today. They made a demonstration run on the 6 Avenue Line between 57 Street and Hudson Terminal. They are slated to enter scheduled service running as an extra train two minutes behind a regular one.

The two car train is owned by the US Department of Transportation Urban Mass Transit Administration. Boeing-Vertol is the System Manager for the demonstration. The two cars were built by the St Louis Car Division of General Street Industries using R-44 shells. Car 1 is configured for suburban commuter service and seats 62 passengers with a maximum capacity of 220. It features soft padded seats and includes tables to work at. Car 2 is configured for a high density subway-type service. The seating capacity is 72 with a maximum load of 300.

Facts about SOAC|

Length: 75 feet
Width: 9.75 feet
Weight: 90,000 pounds
Max.Speed 80 MPH
Initial Acceleration: 3.0 MPH per second
Braking: 3.0 MPH per second
Power: 600 V. DC

Propulsion: Field Excited DC Motors
Control: Solid State Chopper

Sources: New York Division Bulletins /June 1968 and August 1974
“State of the Art Car” article by Brian J Cudahy
for Rail Classic Magazine, May 1975
“SOAC is the NOW CAR” brochure issued by the Urban
Mass Transit Administration
Larry, RedbirdR33


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