Third Avenue Railways
Car 1224 is a former Richmond
Railways car brought in from Staten Island in 1933 for service in the Bronx.
Because these cars had wide (i.e. not tapered) platforms, they could not
negotiate many turns and were used almost exclusively on the Webster and
White Plains (W) line, locally referred to as "The Racetrack." This
photo was taken by Alfred Seibel early in the morning at 242nd Street and
White Plains Ave.prior to the long run to 149th St. and Melrose Ave., the
longest line in the Bronx. The "Staten Island 12's" were among the
most popular cars on the Third Ave.System.
Caption data from Karl F.
Bill Volkmer collection
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