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Trackwalker

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Hello all, I'm a new member. My history with NYC Transit was riding the OLD 1300 series wooden cars on the Myrtle Ave line from Fresh Pond Road to Bridge & Jay Streets, to go shopping at Christmas time on Fulton Street. (You could do that in the early 50's without getting mugged! LOL) My brother would take me (I was around 10 yrs old, he was 14 yrs old.)

The cars had a conductor in between cars to open the gates on the ends of the cars to let you off. In the summer months , the sides could be removed to expose the bars on the open side of the windows for 'air conditioning' 1800's style. Boy!! Am I dating myself or what!:cry: Once I got into HS , I went to the Big Apple. The 'Steel Train')as we called them took us to Broadway Junction and then went down onto the Broadway Line into the city.

That's 'bout it. Oh yeah, I also rode the 14th st subway from Halsey Street to the city, when I got myself a job.

This site should bring back some memories, I hope. On with the show!:tup:

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Amazing the stuff that finds its way to the internet...welcome aboard. That first picture of the 1300 elevated car you posted from BERA, I actually did that move LOL, to within about a foot of the R9.

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That first picture of the 1300 elevated car you posted from BERA, I actually did that move LOL, to within about a foot of the R9.

 

Moving the el cars always presents a good opportunity for some **** confusion.

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