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Last Run of the Third Avenue El

A relic from the 3rd Avenue Elevated Train

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Johnson E. Fairchild speaking from the Cooper Union at Third Ave. and 7th Street marking the last run of the 3rd Avenue El. The following day, Friday, May 13, 1955 will be the first day in 77 years where the El has not run.

 

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

 

WNYC archives id: 8280