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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #60 on: Feb 20th, 2013, 12:38pm »
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A busy scene at the Park Avenue station, 1947.
 
Here we see passengers boarding inbound car #2608, which entered the Subway on its run from Caldwell at Bloomfield Avenue.
 
On the right, we see car #8013*, holding down a #7 schedule, bound for Franklin Avenue.
 
At the time of this photo, there were still several connecting surface lines that fed the Subway.......
 
(*note the Ballentine Beer ad card on the side of #8013; through the 1960's, Ballentine had a huge plant in Newark, adjacent to the CNJ's Newark Branch)
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?116249
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #61 on: Feb 20th, 2013, 1:04pm »
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In late 1953, when the ex-TCRT PCC's began replacing the elderly deck-roof cars on the CITY SUBWAY, car #2083 was converted into a flatbed work motor (#5223)
 
Most of the car body was removed in the process.
 
Remarkably, it still retained its original destination sign.
 
I was fortunate enough to ride this historic old car several times back in the early 70's, when it was painted dark green.
 
It was used for various tasks, including carrying the trash collected from the waste baskets at each station out to Franklin Avenue, where, pulling onto the spur, the trash would be unloaded and would then be picked up by truck.
 
As late as 2001, this ancient relic from the WW1 era was still on the job; between assignments, this car was stored with other work equipment in the old Cedar St. connector tunnel, just beyond the Penn Station platforms.
 
These photos show the car as it appeared throughout the years......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?76100
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?78383
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?19112
 
(photos courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #62 on: Feb 20th, 2013, 3:56pm »
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"THE GENERATION GAP" (Franklin Avenue, 1954).............
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?76098
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #63 on: Feb 20th, 2013, 4:02pm »
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"CONTEMPLATING A CLASSIC" (1979)........
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?78348
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #64 on: Feb 20th, 2013, 4:17pm »
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About 1949, we see car #8013 at the Orange Loop, awaiting her return trip to Newark; car is operating on the #21.
 
If this was a "#21 ORANGE" run, the car would have switched off City Subway rails at the Orange Street crossing.
 
If, however, the car was holding down a "#21 VIA W. MARKET" schedule, then the car would have departed the subway via the ramps at Warren Street.
 
Nore the nose of the PS bus on the left.
 
PS's cheery streetcar paint scheme was easily one of the most handsome to ever grace any piece of street railway equipment.......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?118355
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #65 on: Feb 20th, 2013, 9:30pm »
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When this classic "meet" shot (at the Warren Street portal) was taken in 1954, the ex-TCRT PCC's were the new kids on the block.
 
The car facing the camera (#17) is outbound to Franklin Avenue; the car on the right is inbound to Penn Station.
 
By the time of this photo, only the #7 CITY SUBWAY line remained in operation; the very last of the old connecting subway-surface car lines (#29 BLOOMFIELD) had been converted over to bus in March of 1952.
 
For decades, this was a commonplace sight........
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?87845
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #66 on: Feb 20th, 2013, 10:23pm »
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The fact that there is no motor traffic to be seen crossing the normally-busy NJ Route 7 drawbridge, tells us, that, most likely, this view was taken on a drowsy Sunday morning.
 
Here we see eastbound car #2620 running on the #43 JERSEY CITY, bound for Journal Square.
 
This car began its run in downtown Newark, and traveled through the Cedar St. subway to reach street trackage.
 
At the time of its conversion over to ASV operation in 1937, it was the last car line to operate on surface trackage in downtown Newark.
 
The fact that car #2620 is carrying a route number box on its roof tells us that the car is an ESSEX DIVISION vehicle; HUDSON and BERGEN division car lines were known by name, such as "HUDSON RIVER", "UNION CITY", "SUMMIT", etc., and, hence, had no need for route boxes.
 
However, when the last of the HUDSON DIVISION car lines were replaced by buses in August of 1949, the routes were then numbered.......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?116980
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #67 on: Feb 20th, 2013, 10:35pm »
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A 1936 photo showing car #2651 operating a route #11 schedule, in 1936.
 
Interestingly, this was one of the few Newark lines that used neither the Cedar St. Subway or the City Subway........
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?117006
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #68 on: Feb 21st, 2013, 12:02am »
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January, 1954, Franklin Avenue station.
 
The end of an era.
 
Last day of service for the remaining deck-roof cars on the City Subway......
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/psct/htm/psct013.htm
 
(photo courtesy of Dave's Electric Railroads)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #69 on: Feb 21st, 2013, 12:07am »
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Circa-1946 photo showing Subway-Surface car #3209 on the #23 Central line.
 
This line was converted to bus operation in late 1947, and was the first subway-surface line to be abandoned after the War.
 
This line used the ramps and trestle at Norfolk Street to enter and leave the Subway.......
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/psct/htm/psct008.htm
 
(photo courtesy of Dave's Electric Railroads)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #70 on: Feb 21st, 2013, 1:16pm »
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In this circa-1960's photo, PCC #1 (at Franklin Avenue) presents a timeless image of the Newark City Subway, as it was for decades.
 
Sadly, this is yet another of those classic "it's all gone" images.......
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/psct/htm/psct052.htm
 
(photo courtesy of Dave's Electric Railroads)


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Charlie Ricker
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« Reply #71 on: Feb 21st, 2013, 2:46pm »
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Good work uncovering this stuff, HFM!
 
Charlie


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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on Feb 21st, 2013, 2:46pm, Charlie Ricker wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Good work uncovering this stuff, HFM!
 
Charlie

 
 
Charlie:
 
Thank you!
 
For me, it's a labor of love!
 
I grew up with the old City Subway, taking my first ride at age 4, and, since my early teens, had been railfanning the line and also researching its ancestry......so much valuable transit history that most have either forgotten......or, have no knowledge of, whatsoever!
 
When the old PCC's were still in operation, this line was indeed a time warp....a true step back into time......now, it's just another humdrum, generic light rail line.
 
I'm most grateful for all my memories, you may be sure!
 
"H.F.M."


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