Statkowski wrote:The World's Fair cars for the No. 7 Flushing Line came, I believe, from St. Louis Car Co. and were delivered by rail. I'm not sure how they got to the New Haven's Oak Point Yard (carfloat from Jersey City or via the Bay Ridge Line), but they were delivered to the NYCTA via the ex-NYW&B rail connection to the IRT's 180th St. Yard. Once activated, they were run down to Lenox Ave. or so, thence back up to the IRT/IND connection on the west side of the Bronx. From there, they ran via the IND all the way to Coney Island so they could transfer over to the BMT, then back up to cross over to IRT tracks at Queensboro Plaza.
The IRT-NH connection was removed sometime in the late 1960s, therefore the R36 World's Fair (#7 Flushing) cars in 1964 were the last to be delivered via the NH. They most likely went from St. Louis via PRR via Indianapolis, Columbus, OH and Harrisburg, PA, then via RDG, LV or CNJ to to Jersey City, then via carfloat to NH terminal docks in the South Bronx and then to Oak Point.
The R32s by Budd in 1964 were shipped from Red Lion by RDG to Jersey CIty and then carfloat to SBK and then to Coney Island.
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