• Commuter club cars on Harlem Div. train

  • Discussion relating to the NYC and subsidiaries, up to 1968. Visit the NYCS Historical Society for more information.
Discussion relating to the NYC and subsidiaries, up to 1968. Visit the NYCS Historical Society for more information.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

  by tecurtin0
 
I remember there being two heavyweight coaches converted to membership clubs on Harlem commuter runs (One was #97 --- was the other 98?) Can somebody furnish me an interior floor plan of these?

Tom Curtin
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  by R Paul Carey
 
Tom, I have looked into my NYC Passenger Equipment Diagrams (original edition 12/1/1939, plus various subsequent revisions) in an attempt to answer your question. I recall having seen at least one of these cars on an occasion in the late 1950s at GCT; these cars were NYC #97, 98, and 99. They were modified from the arch-roof cars built by Osgood Bradley in 1927 for use on the B&A. The diagram page shows an undated pencil entry as "steel, club" appearing on a revision page dated 12/31/42.

These cars replaced three other cars (71, 73, and 76 that were stricken - also in pencil). Those three cars are indicated as having been built by AC&F in 1912, each with a conventional clerestory.

The reference diagram is for the B&A coach (no toilet); unfortunately I have no floor plan.