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New York City: The 6th Avenue El in Pictures

Posted by Infra on Friday, July 13th, 2012

The 6TH AVE.EL which ran thru the heart of NYC , was a line knowned for it’s extremely sharp curves . At it’s southern end ,the line turned off the 9th Ave line at Greenwich & Morris Sts. ran up Church St., went west on Murray St. went up West Broadway, went west on w3rd St. went up 6TH Ave. & west on 53rd st. to connect the 9TH Av line a second time . The line also went north on 6th ave. itself beyond the 53rd st turn out to 58th & 6th Ave sta. The 6TH AVE EL was opened by the METROPOLITAN ELEVATED RAILROAD COMPANY back in 1878 . The Metropolitan Co. also built the 2ND AVENUE EL in 1880 up to 65th st., And jointly with the NEW YORK ELEVATED RR COMPANY the 9TH AVENUE EL north of 61st street. Service on the 6TH AVENUE EL was discontinued in Dec. of 1938. and the line was torn down in 1938 & 1939 . –  on YouTube

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