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Subway, Elevated, Trolley & Traction Lines photos

Postby healey36 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:07 pm

New York, looking south on 3rd Avenue from the 59th Street station (Bloomingdale's):

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Circa 1942.

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Postby healey36 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:18 am

Shot of NYC elevated railroad, c. 1895:

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Postby robert. » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:14 pm

Imagine that thing puffing past your 3rd story window. So pleasant on 100 degree July day.
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Postby Joseph Frank1 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:02 am

More "3rd Ave EL" -- from me

Note: I used the 3rd Ave. EL downtown and uptown E. 59th Street EL station countless times with my mother who shopped with me at Bloomingdales - which even in the 1940's-50's-60's was considered an upscale major department store. We took the El a few stops down from our station and then back uptown to it to get home. SO I remember that scene quite well !

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Postby healey36 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:43 am

Outstanding, Joe!

The Bowery, 1895:

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Postby healey36 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:53 am

A street car bound for Washington's Union Station passes through Glen Echo, Maryland, in 1939:

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Postby healey36 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:42 am

Dudley Street station, Boston, c. 1904:

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From Shorpy.

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Postby Joseph Frank1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:19 pm

Hello "healey"

THANKS for the comment -- but as you see, this topic -- modeling & prototype forms of it - is obvious a dead per having only the sole replies of yours and mine !

Regards - Joe F

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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:37 pm

Joseph Frank1 wrote:Hello "healey"

THANKS for the comment -- but as you see, this topic -- modeling & prototype forms of it - is obvious a dead per having only the sole replies of yours and mine !

Regards - Joe F


I have never understood the concept or belief that the lack of replies equates to actual interest or people looking at stuff.....nobody at all replied to my last trolley posting.

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Postby Tom Dempsey » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:17 pm

I check in and read anything new also Joe

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Postby Joseph Frank1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:18 pm

Hello Guys

Thanks for informing me, us, of that. However, I, we, have no way of knowing whom is looking if they are always silent. (except thru the view count numbers)
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Postby rex desilets » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:39 pm

Your complaint has been echoed, frequently, by Bob Turner.
Software for this site makes it slightly inconvenient to respond, as compared to sites run by Discus.
Be assured that if you post something new, many of us will look.
The elevated railroad subject is even more esoteric, to me, that ancient doorstop Hudsons :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby healey36 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:51 pm

No worries, Joe...the concept of elevated lines has always interested me.

Here's a pic of the underside of Chicago's El, July 1940, location unknown:

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Was it general practice for trolley lines to run beneath the elevated railroads? I wonder if Fred's place did a brisk business...

Healey

Edit :: Turns out Fred's joint has quite a history. The restaurant is located at the intersection of State and Van Buren Streets. Here's a pic of a few of Fred's patrons the day they overturned prohibition:

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Stopped in for a pint before heading home, no doubt.

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Postby Wolf » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:35 pm

You can add my name to those of us who visit, read, and only irregularly comment....
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Re: Subway, Elevated, Trolley & Traction Lines photos

Postby Joseph Frank1 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:35 am

Hello Guys

Thanks much for your various comments --- glad to see some people stop at this forum to check things out. At least for the modeling aspect and interest.

Healey -- Thanks - great photos -- Indeed it is State St and Van Buren - and I believe I have a view from the same location but looking across the street -- I will look for it and post it here. This may be it -- the photo in my CTA collection I found :

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Some of the the guys in the restaurant-bar look like, heh, mobsters -- the guy on the right vaguely like Al Capone. Of course, he would not be happy that Booze prohib ended !

YES -- It WAS a practice on most streets with El lines to have streetcar lines below them --- some of those streetcar lines preceded some of the EL's built above them -- at least in Philadelphia & NY City

regards all - Joe F
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