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Today's date in subway history


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56 years ago today, the last train left Chatham Square on the Third Avenue Elevated line for Gun Hill Road in the Bronx. The next day, service on the 3rd Ave El was curtailed to 149th Street in the Bronx, and demolition of the Manhattan section of the line began. Any reflections/comments?

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to this day i wonder if the old timers regreted their decision to tear it down?

 

nop, the sound and smoke of the trains annoyed the people. but they should have waited till they built and undergtound one, like how they did with the fulton line.

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People living under the Jamaica, Flushing, and the Bronx els had no problem with them.

 

I think Robert Moses wanted to expand property values in Manhattan as a plan with some rich buddies...

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People living under the Jamaica, Flushing, and the Bronx els had no problem with them.

 

 

 

Certain people did on the Jamaica part was the reason why it was torn down in the South Jamaica part in 1977.

 

S/F,

CEYA!

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