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https://file.wikileaks.org/file/

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https://file.wikileaks.org/file/us-ny-s ... e-2005.pdf

Relevant to now, but looks like ancient history
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Those were the same trains I took to High School in the 60's. Outside, elevated tracks, never NEVER broke down, never late. AMERICAN and not a metric bolt in them. We knew how to build'em. Not like today where lily livered fa (cont'd next page}
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... never NEVER broke down ...
:lmao:

I seem to recall standing on a platform of the now demolished downtown Brooklyn portion of the Myrtle during its last days.
When a train came in the whole station would rock back and forth.

The structure was too light to carry the standard Division B subway car, so they tore it down rather than invest in a set of new cars just for the Myrtle. Because the old ones were falling apart.

Mutatis mutandis Division A for the last remnant of the 3rd Avenue el in the Bronx, though the cars used at the end were not as picturesque as the Myrtle. They looked very much like cars on the rest of the IRT of the time though they were lighter.
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Old broken down equipment is a way of sending a message to that community.

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solely wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 12:52 pm
Old broken down equipment is a way of sending a message to that community.
The busses that replaced it were much nicer, unless you're a rail fan with nostalgia.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 12:27 pm
ed wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 2:03 am
... never NEVER broke down ...
:lmao:

I seem to recall standing on a platform of the now demolished downtown Brooklyn portion of the Myrtle during its last days.
When a train came in the whole station would rock back and forth.

The structure was too light to carry the standard Division B subway car, so they tore it down rather than invest in a set of new cars just for the Myrtle. Because the old ones were falling apart.

Mutatis mutandis Division A for the last remnant of the 3rd Avenue el in the Bronx, though the cars used at the end were not as picturesque as the Myrtle. They looked very much like cars on the rest of the IRT of the time though they were lighter.
Yes, it did shake a bit. I recall calling the MTA back in the day trying to find out how old those cars really were. Got a runaround.

Here is a stretch .. you recall the Raymond St jail off Navy Street?
I passed it when I went down there with my father to scout out Tech before I took the enterance exam. They tore it down before I started.
As I recall, the Harry Thaw was jailed there when they nabbed him for the murder of white. AND Thaw lived/hid in a place on 40th a block from where I worked at Y&R.
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solely wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 12:52 pm
Old broken down equipment is a way of sending a message to that community.
I was at Pratt when my daughter was doing an internship one year, did not recognize the area at all.
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ed wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 1:09 pm
As I recall, the Harry Thaw was jailed there ...
A bit before your time Old Boy. :P
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 1:20 pm
ed wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 1:09 pm
As I recall, the Harry Thaw was jailed there ...
A bit before your time Old Boy. :P
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