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[PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 09:15:34 2017

PA class equipment entering Harrison (NJ) station - November 1978

Leaving Newark (NJ) station - July 1979

Class K work train at Journal Square (NJ) May 1979.
Maybe those trucks seen here wound up on SEPTA Almond Joy cars when they served the Norristown Line (ex P&W).


Interior of Class K or MP-51. Resembling your IRT SMEE car a bit but with Lo-V door arrangement,
PCC style bulleye lighting and air conditioning. They rode nicely, were fast and the A/C kicked butt. Oct. 1979

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Class K cars in 33rd St station (NY) July 1979.
Back when you took a picture and no one asked you to put your camera away.

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I wanted to take a photo of the abandoned 19th St station (NY), but since it was not accessible to the public, what to do?
So on a 33rd St bound train, I put the camera, lens barrel flush with the picture window and with flash at the ready,
pressed the shutter and took a gamble. After a few tries, I hit pay dirt and caught this image.
The ad for Statler Tissues intact, is frozen in time. I don't know who the baseball player is, do you?
I don't know why so many missing wall tiles, perhaps removed to replace tiles in other stations. September 1978

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by BILLBKLYN on Thu Dec 7 09:26:01 2017, in response to [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 09:15:34 2017.

I love those pictures! As a railfan it annoys me that PATH one from the very best to the very worst in terms of enjoying the ride because of no railfan window.

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by Dave on Thu Dec 7 09:43:38 2017, in response to [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 09:15:34 2017.

That ballplayer looks a little bit like Ted Williams.

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by northshore on Thu Dec 7 09:52:09 2017, in response to [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 09:15:34 2017.

The K cars originally had Coral color seats and Aqua interiors. Looked like a 1950's car

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by chicagomotorman on Thu Dec 7 09:52:49 2017, in response to [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 09:15:34 2017.

Very nice!

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by Stephen Bauman on Thu Dec 7 10:17:25 2017, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Dave on Thu Dec 7 09:43:38 2017.

It's a picture of a right hand hitter.

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by Joe V on Thu Dec 7 10:25:35 2017, in response to [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 09:15:34 2017.

Still built with bullseye incandescent lighting in 1958, yet progressive enough to have air conditioning, beating NYCTA to it by 10 years.

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Dec 7 10:45:35 2017, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by northshore on Thu Dec 7 09:52:09 2017.

I miss those K cars.

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Posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 10:52:18 2017, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Joe V on Thu Dec 7 10:25:35 2017.

Still built with bullseye incandescent lighting in 1958, yet progressive enough to have air conditioning, beating NYCTA to it by 10 years.

To this day, I can't understand why H&M went with incandescent lighting instead of opting for fluorescent. Incandescent lighting with modern air conditioning on new equipment is a bit off. Maybe the H&M was penny pinching ?

Bill Newkirk

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Posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 10:54:13 2017, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Dec 7 10:45:35 2017.

I miss those K cars.

Me too, those cars had a lot of pep and had a nice ride. The seats were more comfortable than the PA's.

Bill Newkirk



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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 10:55:35 2017, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by northshore on Thu Dec 7 09:52:09 2017.

The K cars originally had Coral color seats and Aqua interiors. Looked like a 1950's car

Yes, a paint scheme realized by the Hudson & Manhattan.

Bill Newkirk

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by Spider-Pig on Thu Dec 7 11:11:30 2017, in response to [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 09:15:34 2017.

BULL. IGNORANCE. ABUSE. SHAME.

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by W.B. on Thu Dec 7 11:58:05 2017, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 10:52:18 2017.

They had been in bankruptcy since 1954, and would stay that way up to the Port Authority's purchase of their system and administration of PATH in 1962. So yes, penny-pinching. The same reason why only one end of the World's Fair cars built for the IRT in 1938-39 had motorman's cabs.

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by Joe V on Thu Dec 7 12:19:47 2017, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 10:52:18 2017.

Yet they sprung for air conditioning, maybe to one-up the TA.

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by The Silence on Thu Dec 7 12:48:00 2017, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Dave on Thu Dec 7 09:43:38 2017.

Why would Ted Williams be used on advertising in New York?

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by The Silence on Thu Dec 7 12:51:12 2017, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Spider-Pig on Thu Dec 7 11:11:30 2017.

I knew someone was going to make that reference...

I canít look at old PATH photos without him cropping up in my mind.

Wherever you are, ya jackass, thanks for ruining a nice chunck of New York transportation history for me.

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 14:58:12 2017, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Joe V on Thu Dec 7 12:19:47 2017.

Yet they sprung for air conditioning, maybe to one-up the TA.

Could be the low bid process. Air conditioning would raise the cost per car.

Bill Newkirk


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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Thu Dec 7 15:29:59 2017, in response to [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 09:15:34 2017.

F class car 407 all dolled up in PATH colors posing at dusk in March 1965.

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by italianstallion on Thu Dec 7 16:00:45 2017, in response to [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 09:15:34 2017.

That's a generic ballplayer.

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Posted by W.B. on Thu Dec 7 16:11:49 2017, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 14:58:12 2017.

H&M also went halvies with the "Pennsy" on those cars.

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 16:44:12 2017, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by italianstallion on Thu Dec 7 16:00:45 2017.

That's a generic ballplayer.

That would seem accurate. Use a well known player wearing a team uniform and that ad just cost even more.

The baseball player's face in the ad looked familiar to me.

Bill Newkirk

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by W.B. on Thu Dec 7 17:43:45 2017, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Dec 7 16:44:12 2017.

Could it have been one of the (baseball) Giants?

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Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past

Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Thu Dec 7 17:47:46 2017, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] P.A.T.H. From The Past, posted by italianstallion on Thu Dec 7 16:00:45 2017.

Probably an ad agency model.

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