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ST Macks on 125th St, 1949, etc.....
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: ST Macks on 125th St, 1949, etc..... Reply with quote

A classic "SURFACE WAY" action shot......

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/tars/htm/tars153.htm

(courtesy: newdavesrailpix.com)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All:

Just looking at that vintage 1949 photo of MACKS on 125th St. makes me think of just what an important artery it (125th) has always been; multiple subway connections, and at one time, elevated connections and, of course, the TARS streetcars.

Remember too, until 1950, the busy 125th St. ferry to Edgewater, and the busy NYCRR/NH station (today's Metro North); also, until 1962, the Hudson River Day Line also docked at 125th ST.

And, until the early 1930's excursion steamers of the IRON STEAMBOAT COMPANY (to Coney Island) docked here as well.

Think of all the different types of buses that have run on this bustling thoroughfare, over the course of many decades.....

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Retro" nostalgia on 125th.........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2968

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2969

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though this vintage photo was not taken on 125th, it was too "classic" a "SURFACE" picture not to include here....... Wink

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?4008

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*Note:

The 1955 date given for the photo is incorrect; the taxicab on the right dates to at least 1957 or 1958...........

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the days before buses ruled 125th St., vintage TARS streetcars such as this carried the masses; the car is seen passing underneath the 125th St. station of the 3rd Avenue El..........

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/tars/htm/tars072.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
Though this vintage photo was not taken on 125th, it was too "classic" a "SURFACE" picture not to include here....... Wink

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?4008

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)

*Note:

The 1955 date given for the photo is incorrect; the taxicab on the right dates to at least 1957 or 1958...........

"NYO"


Good eye, NYO!

Looks like a '58 Plymouth to me... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There still is the only 'elevated' transit station left in Manhattan at Broadway.
And of course, the Metro North station at Park Avenue is 'elevated'.... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver wrote:
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
Though this vintage photo was not taken on 125th, it was too "classic" a "SURFACE" picture not to include here....... Wink

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?4008

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)

*Note:

The 1955 date given for the photo is incorrect; the taxicab on the right dates to at least 1957 or 1958...........

"NYO"


Good eye, NYO!

Looks like a '58 Plymouth to me... Smile


traildriver:

I appreciate the compliment; I well recall tail finned autos like that taxi, when I was MUCH, MUCH younger....(!!) Rolling Eyes

As to the taxi, I was thinking of a Dodge, myself!

Vintage buses like those sure bring back great memories by the busload for yours truly..... Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NYO--

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/1958-Plymouth-Belvedere-Pictures-c19516#pictureId=35751426

https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1134677/1957-dodge-coronet-for-sale-in-new-ulm-minnesota-56073

When Virgil Exner, the chief stylist at Chrysler, introduced the 1957 line up of Chrysler cars---Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, Chrysler, and Imperial....in the Fall of 1956...

The television and magazine ads screamed:
"Suddenly It's 1960!"

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver wrote:
NYO--

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/1958-Plymouth-Belvedere-Pictures-c19516#pictureId=35751426

https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1134677/1957-dodge-coronet-for-sale-in-new-ulm-minnesota-56073

When Virgil Exner, the chief stylist at Chrysler, introduced the 1957 line up of Chrysler cars---Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, Chrysler, and Imperial....in the Fall of 1956..."The Forward Look"...

The television and magazine ads screamed:
"Suddenly It's 1960!"

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver:

Tail-finned autos and Old Look buses will really date a vintage street scene; there is something so "classic" about such vintage "Made In America" vehicles......... Wink

"NYO"

Here ya go....... Wink

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3387

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
traildriver:

Tail-finned autos and Old Look buses will really date a vintage street scene; there is something so "classic" about such vintage "Made In America" vehicles......... Wink

"NYO"

Here ya go....... Wink

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3387

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)

Though they erred on the date the pic was taken, as well as where (it was actually taken at 9th and 50th facing northwest, with Rt. 11 between 50th and 51st).
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.B.:

It never ceases to amaze me as to how many vintage transit photos photos are either incorrectly dated, or give the wrong locations.

I have also seen many glaring errors in transit publications as well.

To many people (especially those who are not "experts" in the hobby), the info given is taken at face value only.

I know I've scratched my head at many photos, wondering if the captions were correct or not; with others, I simply thought that those who took and posted the photos knew more than I did.....

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It makes you wonder, how inaccurate a lot of the other captions on that site, may be, as well......

But it still is a great source of historic photo's...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver wrote:
It makes you wonder, how inaccurate a lot of the other captions on that site, may be, as well......

But it still is a great source of historic photo's...


traildriber:

Agreed, 100%.

I have found myself relying more and more on the experts here on the board, in most cases, regarding photo captions.

The ONLY ones I can be sure of myself are those photos that I PERSONALLY know to be accurate........

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