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The "Lo-V": an IRT legend
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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #20 on: Mar 8th, 2013, 11:58pm »
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This 1959 view shows a two-car shuttle at Bowling Green; this short line connected with South Ferry, where passengers could transfer to the Staten Island Ferry.
 
Two-car trains of Lo-V's ran on the shuttle until 1964 (as noted earlier, the shuttle itself was abandoned in the late 1970's).......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?42128


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #21 on: Mar 8th, 2013, 11:59pm »
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Another photo of an ERA fantrip from 1964......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?45861


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #22 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 12:08am »
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A Lo-V fan trip at the abandoned City Hall loop, 1979.
 
For decades, Hi-V's and Lo-V's screeched and squealed around the tight loop trackage at the ornate City Hall station (opened in 1904, and closed in 1945)
 
This loop is still used to turn Lexington Avenue locals that terminate at Brooklyn Bridge (today's #6 line).
 
Ironically, automatic "gap fillers" were never installed here (such as those at South Ferry), and straphangers boarding or alighting indeed had to be ever-vigilant of "minding the gap".
 
As can be seen here, only the end vestibule doors could be used at this station.....
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?8133


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #23 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 12:13am »
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More "work motor" views......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?7055
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?7056
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?39282


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #24 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 12:30am »
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Corona Yard (IRT Flushing line, 1965)
 
This yard was adjacent to the site of the 1964/65 World's Fair.
 
Lo-V's operated this line until the arrival of the new R-12/14's (ACF), which arrived between 1948 and 1949.
 
Beginning in 1964, these cars were transferred to the IRT "main lines", where they replaced the remaining Lo-V;s (the R-12/14 types were replaced on the Flushing line by the new World's Fair "Bluebirds")
 
None of the equipment seen here is in service today......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?114352


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #25 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 12:45am »
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One of the Lo-V's "older brothers" hunkers down in the snow alongside an "R"-unit replacement on a snowy day at 180th St, circa-1957.
 
Look carefully, and you will be able to make out the complex arrangement of levers used by generations of brawny, strong-armed IRT conductors to open up the end vestibule doors on the Hi-V's, which remained manually operated right up until the very end.
 
These doors were brutal to open and shut.......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?52932


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #26 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 12:52am »
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"GENERATION GAP"
 
Some 80-odd years separate the two types seen here......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?35984


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #27 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 12:59am »
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Two rare views (about 1920) showing Lo-V's undergoing repairs at the INTERBOROUGH's 148th St. facility.......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?126954
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?126955


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #28 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 1:07am »
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1960's Lo-V fantrip at the BMT's Marcy Avenue station (Brooklyn)
 
Note the train of R-16's on the left, sporting a "15" reading on the roller curtains.
 
This predates the photo to before the Chrystie Street connection of 1967, which abolished the old BMT route number designations, replacing them with IND-style letters........
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?26585


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #29 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 1:36am »
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Appearances are decieving......
 
Though technically a "Lo-V", the World's Fair "Steinway" cars of 1938, bear little resemblence to thier elder brethern.
 
These cars were the first on the IRT to do away with end vestibules; they were also the first IRT cars to be equipped with end roller curtains (however, the traditional IRT metal destination plates which could be read from both the platform and the car interior, were retained)
 
Also, note the monitor roof design, yet another break from the older IRT stock.
 
This type of roof was more atkin to the H&M "black" cars, as well as the later R-12/14's.
 
These cars were also the very last ordered by the INTERBOROUGH.
 
These cars were last used in revenue service on the Bronx portion of the 3rd Avenue El until 1969.
 
A number remained in work service through the 70's; however only one survives today (this rare relic, thankfully, is being restored)........
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?61796
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?83248
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?85621
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?8170
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?93351


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #30 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 1:45am »
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Untold thousands of the "Yankee Faithful" rode the workaday Lo-V's to and from the old Yankee Stadium when the "Bronx Bombers" were playing a home game, throughout the decades......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?105964


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #31 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 1:55am »
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This battered old Lo-V, still in MOW service in 1979, has been convedrted into a demotored trailer (note car has been shorn of its markers, and an MTA locomotive is providing the power for this consist)
 
In 1979, it had been over 60 years since the first Lo-V's were built, and ten years since the very last were retired from revenue service.....
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?39330


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #32 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 2:09am »
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Two rare 1950's views at South Ferry.
 
At the time of these photos, the SF (outer) loop station was being renovated; new flourescent lighting was bieng installed, and the gap fillers were being re-positioned, to allow them to mate with the doors of the new "R" units that were replacing the Lo-V's.
 
The last Lo-V's to call at South Ferry were the two-car trains of the Bowling Green shuttle, which utilized the inner loop, until 1964.
 
Many years ago, passengers could board both LEXINGTON AVENUE and 7th AVENUE trains at South Ferry; I recall this quite well from my many childhood visits to this fascinating old station (incidently, this historic station was closed a few years back, replaced by a new stub terminal)
 
However, the damage from Hurricane Sandy to the new station (not of the best quality construction, either, it must be said) was so great, that the old station is in the process of rehabbing, and will be serving passengers again in the near future........
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?45836
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?94628


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #33 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 2:17am »
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Two 1970's views of 1938 World's Fair "Steinways" in work service.
 
Though rusted, battered, and scarred with graffiti, these old workhorses just kept right on going......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?7144
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?7149


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« Reply #34 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 2:27am »
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These vintage yard scenes easily give the impression of the grandest "juice museum" of all time.
 
Decades worth of transit history on display, here.......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?39293
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?39324


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« Reply #35 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 2:30am »
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"Hopper Haulin' " (yes, the humble Lo-V's did just about anything)......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?45185


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« Reply #36 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 2:35am »
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Stylish ladies in spike heels and ancient Lo-V's easily date this timeless scene at 14th St. (Lexington Avenue line) to the late 50's/early 60's.
 
I know I'm getting a wee bit long in the tooth when I can honestly say that I can clearly remember these long-ago scenes.....
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?114353


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« Reply #37 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 2:40am »
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Another classic "Lex" Lo-V scene from about the same time as the previous photo, this one at Grand Central/42nd St.
 
I am VERY fortunate indeed to own one of the original metal "GRAND CENTRAL" pillar signs, seen on the left!
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?47746


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« Reply #38 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 2:45am »
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A truly timeless, atmospheric scene at Chambers St. (7th Avenue line), 1956.
 
"I LOVE LUCY" was still a popular prime-time show, when this photo was snapped......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?73299
 


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« Reply #39 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 2:54am »
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A truly classic "Noo Yawk" scene from 1963.
 
Here we see a lengthy train of Lo-V's passing in the shadow of the old Yankee Stadium.
 
Like the Lo-V's themselves, the fabled ballpark is no more, since replaced with an updated version.....
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?7124


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