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The "other" BUDD cars (Silver Straphangers)
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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #40 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 12:28pm »
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Mid-1950's view at the Coney Island Yards; here we see the OOS "ZEPHYR" alongside R-11 #8019.
 
15 years separates the two types.
 
Note damage to #8019's cab window.......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?6774
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #41 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 12:33pm »
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Two interior views of the "ZEPHYR" when new (1934)
 
The vintage advertising cards are also of historical interest.....
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?112948
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?46948
 
(photos courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #42 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 2:07pm »
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A shiny, brand-new "BRIGHTLINER" made for a splendid sight, indeed.
 
Here we see #3414 signed for the Franklin Avenue shuttle, back in 1964.......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?4713
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #43 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 2:22pm »
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Three generations of New York rapid transit equipment are represented here at the Coney Island yards in 1964.
 
Here we see a new "BRIGHTLINER" flanked on the left by ancient 1914-era IRT Lo-V, and, on the right by a BMT "Q" car (this type, last used on the old Myrtle Avenue El in 1969, was built in 1903 as wooden, open-platform stock; in 1938, they were rebuilt and modernized into closed-end equipment, for the 1939 World's Fair)
 
In 1964, the venerable Lo-V's made thier final runs on the IRT main lines, but, a few managed to hang on for a few more years in revenue service, running on the Bronx portion of the old 3rd Avenue El.
 
The "BRIGHTLINER" indeed makes a statement, here!
 
(the car just able to glimpsed on the far right is a BMT Standard; the first of the type entered service in 1914, and the last were not retired until 1969)
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?4721
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #44 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 5:14pm »
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A timeless view of the motorman's cab of "BRIGHTLINER" #3427.
 
This scene is straight of the 1960's, when such equipment was still standard on new rapid transit rolling stock.
 
Classic.......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?107087
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #45 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 5:22pm »
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"SUBWAY TO THE SEA".......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?4692
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #46 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 10:03pm »
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"If BUDD ever built streetcars......."
 
Then, they just might have resembled the ex-DC TRANSIT PCC's that were sold for operation in Texas, as a department store-parking lot shuttle.
 
Recall, the last DC TRANSIT streetcars were replaced by buses in 1962.
 
When rebuilt in Texas, the cars featured slivery , fluted sides, giving the impression of a BUDD-built trolley.
 
Yes, indeed, one could dream......
 
http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr0404/lmo5.jpg
 
(photo courtesy of Don's Depot)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #47 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 10:18pm »
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Two more vintage views of the ex-DC TRANSIT PCC's rebuilt and operating in Texas; again, one cannot help but think about BUDD building streetcars.......certainly, they would have been eye-catching vehicles, to say the least.....
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/odds/tx/htm/tandy42.htm
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/odds/tx/htm/tandy43.htm
 
(photos courtesy of Dave's Electric Railroads)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #48 on: Feb 22nd, 2013, 11:00pm »
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Good reading on the history of the BUDD company; also mentioned here are READING's "Green Goose" as well as rapid transit equipment.......
 
http://www.trainweb.org/phillynrhs/Budd.html


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #49 on: Feb 23rd, 2013, 12:51am »
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A timeless "multigenerational" lineup of subway equipment at Coney Island Yards, on a sunny day in late 1964.
 
From left to right:
 
BMT "Standard" (the oldest car in the photo; this type first went into service in 1914 and ran until 1969)
 
Budd "BRIGHTLINER" (new in 1964)
 
BMT "D"-type "TRIPLEX" (articulated unit; new in 1925, retired in 1965.
 
BMT/IND R-30 (1961)
 
Also, note the old line pole; this relic dates back to the days when BRT (BMT) el trains could also draw power from overhead trolley wires.
 
When this photo was taken nearly 50 years ago, the NYC subways still abounded in a rich, diverse variety of rolling stock, ranging from elderly antiques to the latest models.
 
A loooooong time ago.......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?4712
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #50 on: Feb 23rd, 2013, 11:28am »
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Here is another photo of the BMT "ZEPHYR" at the BUDD plant in Philadelphia (1934); it is easy to see why this unique train was dubbed the "ZEPHYR".
 
The vintage automobiles in the foreground further date this historic scene.......
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/nyc/htm/bmt06.htm
 
(photo courtesy of Dave's Electric Railroads)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #51 on: Feb 23rd, 2013, 8:56pm »
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"As built" interior view of "BRIGHTLINER" #3424; this original layout was simple and functional, yet attractive.
 
The dozens of straphanger's straps were typical of pre R-44 car design.
 
This would all be lost when the cars were rebuilt, later in the 80's.....
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?122433
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #52 on: Feb 23rd, 2013, 9:02pm »
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Recent interior view of the same car (#3424); the new interior paint scheme is mediocre at best, and, without the traditional straps for standing passengers, the cars have (at least interior-wise) have forever lost thier traditional "Noo Yawk" feel.............
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?71305
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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« Reply #53 on: Feb 23rd, 2013, 9:11pm »
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.....in Reply #50, I think it's amazing how modern those subway cars look in comparison to the vehicles.....Tom

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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #54 on: Feb 23rd, 2013, 9:13pm »
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Interesting view of new "BRIGHTLINERS" being unloaded at the LIRR's float bridges at Long Island City, 1964.
 
Note the LV gondola being used as an "idler".......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?4744
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #55 on: Feb 23rd, 2013, 9:17pm »
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on Feb 23rd, 2013, 9:11pm, TAB wrote:       (Click here for original message)
.....in Reply #50, I think it's amazing how modern those subway cars look in comparison to the vehicles.....Tom

 
Tom:
 
Agreed!
 
Those autos indeed look quite old-fashioned, in comparison to that sleek, shiny, silvery new BUDD subway train!
 
Interestingly, even though the "ZEPHYR" appears to be a "TRAIN", being articulated, it is actually only ONE unit!
 
BUDD was always known for the modern, yet timeless, design of its superior (and long-lived) rolling stock......
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #56 on: Feb 23rd, 2013, 9:23pm »
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Another "delivery" scene at Long Island City, 1964.
 
Note the NP box car on the far right......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?122513
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #57 on: Feb 23rd, 2013, 9:27pm »
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Looking scruffy and bedraggled from the rampant scourge of graffiti, we see a train of "BRIGHTLINERS" at the old Stillwell Avenue (Coney Island) terminal in 1981.
 
The huge gas tank in the background has been a familiar landmark here for decades.......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?4741
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #58 on: Feb 23rd, 2013, 10:10pm »
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New "BRIGHTLINERS" pose for a portrait at Long Island City, 1964.
 
The sleek, stylish, yet rugged characteristics so commonplace with BUDD equipment is clearly evident here.....
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?4754
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #59 on: Feb 23rd, 2013, 10:16pm »
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An interesting "mixed train" on the long-gone BMT Culver Shuttle (this line was abandoned in 1975)
 
Note the "married pair" BRIGHTLINERS coupled to a pair of R-27/R-30's, making for an colorful consist.
 
The latter type has long since been retired......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?4764
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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