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MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of the Els......

Unlike the BRT/BMT elevated lines in Brooklyn, none of the INTERBOROUGH's Manhattan Els directly connected with any of the company's subway lines (exceptions: certain non-revenue moves, such as 3rd Avenue connections, last used in 1973)

When the 2nd Avenue El ceased running in 1942, removal of the line over the Queensborough Bridge served to isolate the Flushing and Astoria lines from the rest of the system; the BMT's massive Coney Island shops then became the major site for maintaining the equipment of these two IRT lines.......

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an interesting historical page (w/photos):

https://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/The_9th_Avenue_Elevated-Polo_Grounds_Shuttle

This line was also unique in that it was the only line where wooden El trains served an underground "subway" station, that served only the El trains (see photo gallery)

Among transit enthusiasts/historians, there has long been many interesting "what if?" discussions if this line had been tied into the IRT subway system, instead of being abandoned......

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also of interest:

www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/elevated.html
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"What Once Was" (Franklin Avenue, 1989)......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?43711

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadway & 238th St., 1970.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?153823

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gun Hill Road & Bronx River Parkway, 1973.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154042

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3rd Avenue & Fordham, 1973.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154011

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Washington Plaza, 1973......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?153382

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pennsylvania Avenue, 2009......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?106244

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Lots Avenue, 2006......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?58184

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Queensboro Plaza, circa-1956.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?136112

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two nostalgic (and similar) views from Brooklyn and Philadelphia.....

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?156124

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?156743

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

25th Avenue & 86th St., 1971.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154701

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bergen Beach-bound, 1971......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?153307

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Washington Plaza, 1972.

Note how the silver numbers on Fishbowl #6000 are quite difficult to decipher, in contrast to the gold number adorning Flex New Look #5058's dash.

Though both buses are assigned to the "#44", note the roller curtain (lettering) size difference between the Fishbowl and the Flex......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154621

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