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[PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments)

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue Sep 14 07:00:03 2021

For those who never saw Pitkin Yard in the open air, check these out. R-1 #149 (All photos Sept 4, 1964)
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R-6-2 #1224 with "City of New York"
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R-7 #1409 [Looks what's behind #1409]


R-10 #3218 looking rather clean.
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R-10 #3277 stands alone.
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Lo-V work motor #20259
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We'll wrap it up with Sperry Rail car #401 [ex-NHRR Mack Railbus]
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Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments)

Posted by William A. Padron on Tue Sep 14 07:50:52 2021, in response to [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments), posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue Sep 14 07:00:03 2021.

Thank you very much, Bill Newkirk, for posting and sharing these great vintage Pitkin Yard images, especially with the R-10's and #1575 too!

I am now at the age to say is that this is how I first recall these classic subway cars as they were during my youth in the beginning of the transit hobby. After all these years later, and what I have seen and experienced on the transit system since that time, I am still here!

-William A. Padron
["NYCTS - IND Division"]


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Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments)

Posted by Q4 on Tue Sep 14 08:14:42 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments), posted by William A. Padron on Tue Sep 14 07:50:52 2021.

Thanks for these

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Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments)

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Sep 14 08:15:29 2021, in response to [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments), posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue Sep 14 07:00:03 2021.

Thanks.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments)

Posted by zac on Tue Sep 14 08:41:16 2021, in response to [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments), posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue Sep 14 07:00:03 2021.

In car 1409 the panels over the door pockets are barely visible but in 1224 above it they are very distinct. Was that a difference between the R6 and R7 or is it just dirt and camera angle?

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Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments)

Posted by Chicagomotorman on Tue Sep 14 13:17:28 2021, in response to [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments), posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue Sep 14 07:00:03 2021.

Very nice.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments)

Posted by WayneJay on Wed Sep 15 17:26:03 2021, in response to [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments), posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue Sep 14 07:00:03 2021.

Cool! ...and #1409 coupled to #1575! I'm thankful to have ridden these old soldiers on the CC in their last days. Once, I was even treated to an express ride when a CC train I was on was rerouted around an emergency on the local tracks.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments)

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Wed Sep 15 19:07:43 2021, in response to [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments), posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue Sep 14 07:00:03 2021.

LOVE those old timers and R-10s!

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Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments)

Posted by BILLBKLYN on Thu Sep 16 00:08:06 2021, in response to [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments), posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue Sep 14 07:00:03 2021.

Great photos!

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Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments)

Posted by Train Dude on Thu Sep 16 00:36:13 2021, in response to [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments), posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue Sep 14 07:00:03 2021.

Thank you. Very interesting. I never saw Pitkin before the buildings were built above.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments)

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Sep 16 06:46:59 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments), posted by Train Dude on Thu Sep 16 00:36:13 2021.

Thank you. Very interesting. I never saw Pitkin before the buildings were built above.

You're welcome. Is it true about the cars laid up under the apartments get bombed with bird poop ?

Bill Newkirk

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Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments)

Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Thu Sep 16 08:17:58 2021, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments), posted by zac on Tue Sep 14 08:41:16 2021.

It looks like 1224 went thru the wash track. The visible "City of New York" and the encroaching rust on the door panels from the washed off protective steel dust are the giveaways.

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Re: [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments)

Posted by Keeping the RAPID in Rapid Transit on Fri Sep 17 17:16:13 2021, in response to [PHOTOS] Pitkin Yard (Before The Apartments), posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue Sep 14 07:00:03 2021.

Thank you so much for sharing these :) I have vague memories of seeing the yard while passing by along Linden Blvd circa 1964 (not that I knew it *was* a storage yard for NYC subway equipment).

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