Video has scenes of Third Avenue Railway street cars and sweepers in action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...amp;feature=youtu.behttps://www.youtube.com/watch?...amp;feature=youtu.be

This video has street cars, a LIRR commuter with 3rd rail shows in deep snow and a Peter Witt car. I think that the peter Witt car is a rare image of the New York & Queens Ry on Queens Boulevard, Long Island.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJIepN3H87I

 

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

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You gotta love the dress codes of those days.  

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

Life was much simpler back in those days and rail transport was everywhere. Pennsylvania Station was a busy places as was Grand Central.   The thing most fascinating about this video was that you don't see a person not wearing a hat.  People seemed smarter about cold weather dress back then and the indoor activities still included model trains. I would have liked to experience those days but that was way before I was born.

Builder of the Hill Lines ( New Delta Lines). Recreating history for the model RR community.

Dennis LaGrua posted:

Life was much simpler back in those days and rail transport was everywhere. Pennsylvania Station was a busy places as was Grand Central.   The thing most fascinating about this video was that you don't see a person not wearing a hat.  People seemed smarter about cold weather dress back then and the indoor activities still included model trains. I would have liked to experience those days but that was way before I was born.

I thought so too, until I saw a guy without one......LOL   Check out the film at 1:07.  The guy is just to the left of the umbrella.

My hope would be that someday a time machine could be built.  But I doubt that will happen in my lifetime.  

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

Back then all they used was salt,ashes or nothing...the snow was dumped in the Hudson....today we use all sorts of chemicals,and we dump it in open areas where it seeps into the ground and eventually ends up in the water table or sewer....PROGRESS????

ORA  LEGE  RELEGE  LABORA  et  INVENIS

 

Joe Krasko LCCA 17199

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