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Last Run of the Third Avenue El

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Thursday, May 12, 1955

Original rail spike from the Third Avenue Elevated Train. (Andy Lanset Collection)

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

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Johnson E. Fairchild
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Comments [1]

sparky from Babylon

Great recording, they should have kept the el, Chicago has theirs and there's no problems with it, just a political move on part of a dysfunctional mayor at the time. BTW, there is no language that's not offensive to anyone, stop sticking this politically correct crap on everything. too damn sensitive nowadays.

Dec. 22 2013 12:18 PM

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