Third Avenue Railway System Vols 1 and 2 DVD
The vast Third Avenue Railway System operated virtually all trolley service in Manhattan and The Bronx, New York City, and in Yonkers, Westchester County. Encompassing about 400 miles of track and 1,500 trolleys, the Third Avenue made it possible to ride trolleys all the way from the Battery in lower Manhattan to the northern boundary of Westchester County. From Times Square to rural Yonkers routes, this huge system provided an endless variety of scenery and rolling stock for ordinary travelers and streetcar enthusiasts alike. This fine series offers a nostalgic look at one of the most interesting street railway systems in the northeastern United States. Manhattan lines were sadly abandoned in June, 1947, while the last Yonkers trolleys ran on November 9, 1952.
VOLUME I features lines in Manhattan and the southern Bronx. Included are: 42nd, 59th, 125th, 138th, 149th, 163rd, and 167th Street Crosstown lines, plus B-Broadway, K-Broadway-Kingsbridge, O-Ogden Avenue, S-Sedgwick Avenue, and T-Third & Amsterdam Avenue routes. You'll enjoy nostalgic views of trolleys operating on Broadway, 42nd Street, and at Columbus Circle, and ride a trolley fantrip from Southern Blvd. in The Bronx to Park Row in lower Manhattan.
VOLUME II features lines in the northern Bronx and western Westchester County. Bronx lines depicted include B-Boston Road, B-Bailey Avenue, C-Bronx-Van Cortland Park, S-Southern Boulevard, W-Webster-White Plains, and the 207th St. Crosstown line. Westchester routes feature all lines in Yonkers, with extensive coverage of the 5-Nepperhan Avenue line, with its rustic side-of-the-road right-of-way, plus Getty Square scenes and a visit to the Mt. Vernon shops.
60 MINUTES * COLOR AND B/W ARCHIVE FILM * MAPS AND GRAPHICS * FACT FILES * BIG BAND MUSIC
PRODUCED BY MARC S. BALKIN
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|Runtime:||1 Hour, 00 Mins ($0.53/min)|
|Producer:||Mark I Video|
|Aspect Ratio:||Full Screen|
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