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@GG1 4877 posted:

Shouldn't this be in the buy-sell forum

What an interesting piece of history.  My wife would kill me if I came home with it though.  She has enough heartache about the amount of room I have for more O scale trains!

No worries, Jonathan… just tell her you purchased a new storage shed for ALL your trains

But seriously, I read that The 7 Line Army (a group of fanatic NY Mets fans who always occupy the Big Apple reserved section at City Field for all home games) were looking into purchasing it and moving it out to the ballpark!!! Since the actual 7 Line (aka the Flushing Line) goes right pass the park, maybe they could get the MTA to move the car for them

@Apples55 posted:

No worries, Jonathan… just tell her you purchased a new storage shed for ALL your trains

But seriously, I read that The 7 Line Army (a group of fanatic NY Mets fans who always occupy the Big Apple reserved section at City Field for all home games) were looking into purchasing it and moving it out to the ballpark!!! Since the actual 7 Line (aka the Flushing Line) goes right pass the park, maybe they could get the MTA to move the car for them

That would be the appropriate home for it Paul. Now just bring back Shea Stadium and we're golden.....

@GG1 4877 posted:

Shouldn't this be in the buy-sell forum

What an interesting piece of history.  My wife would kill me if I came home with it though.  She has enough heartache about the amount of room I have for more O scale trains!

That would be a tough one to sneak past the CEO for sure.

Bob

@Apples55 posted:

No worries, Jonathan… just tell her you purchased a new storage shed for ALL your trains

But seriously, I read that The 7 Line Army (a group of fanatic NY Mets fans who always occupy the Big Apple reserved section at City Field for all home games) were looking into purchasing it and moving it out to the ballpark!!! Since the actual 7 Line (aka the Flushing Line) goes right pass the park, maybe they could get the MTA to move the car for them

Only problem with that is that the car isn't anywhere near anyplace it could access the MTA's trackage. That and this car likely has no relation to the 7 line. As an R33, it likely spent most of it's time on other A division routes. In the pictures it's displayed as a Lexington Ave. Local train. Article's also wrong, it's not the last of the Redbirds. Many others still exist, 3 of which (in redbird paint, there are more that have been repainted in earlier paint schemes) are still in operating conditions and are operated by the NYC Transit Museum.

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RSJB18 writes:

“Now just bring back Shea Stadium and we're golden.....

Hope you mean a new Shea Stadium, Bob, cause the old Shea was a horrible excuse for a major league franchise even while the Jets were still tenants!🥵🥵🥵

Yes, Shea was horrible for so many reasons (including the ankle deep "water" in the men's rooms) . Still miss the old place though.

@Magicland posted:

Only problem with that is that the car isn't anywhere near anyplace it could access the MTA's trackage. That and this car likely has no relation to the 7 line. As an R33, it likely spent most of it's time on other A division routes. In the pictures it's displayed as a Lexington Ave. Local train. Article's also wrong, it's not the last of the Redbirds. Many others still exist, 3 of which (in redbird paint, there are more that have been repainted in earlier paint schemes) are still in operating conditions and are operated by the NYC Transit Museum.

How is the fact that the car isn't anywhere near MTA tracks a problem? They moved it there by truck obviously, so they would move it to point B by truck also.

@ConrailFan posted:

How is the fact that the car isn't anywhere near MTA tracks a problem? They moved it there by truck obviously, so they would move it to point B by truck also.

Because, if you'd bothered to read the original post OR the quote of it I used in my reply, you'd see that they were wondering if they could get the MTA to move it for them since the possible destination was right off the 7 line. The MTA isn't going to move it for them by truck.

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